American Idol Exclusive Video: Get a Sneak Peek of the Top 15 Guys at Randy Jackson's Workshop!

Briston Maroney learns about not looking “goofy” with his guitar. Caleb Johnson tries to appear less “angry” while singing (a Chris Daughty protip!). And Dexter Roberts gets to work on “Dexterfying” every tune he covers.

These are just a few of the takeaways from the following exclusive video previewing tonight’s installment of American Idol (8/7c on Fox) — in which we’ll see …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Idol: Randy Jackson Will Discourage Overdone Songs, Be More 'Hands-On' in New Mentor Role

“I Have Nothing,” “Hallelujah,” and “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),” consider yourselves on notice.

American Idol‘s former judge and new in-house mentor Randy Jackson said he will “absolutely” try to dissuade Season 13 contestants from tackling done-to-death songs when the live performance shows begin next week — especially if said ditties have been covered in memorable fashion by prior standouts. …READ MORE

American Idol: 10 Bold, Completely Original, Randy Jackson-Free Fixes to Revive Season 13

Oh how I wish I could yell “April Fools!” But instead, I’m just yelling, “FOOL!”

Yes, folks, American Idol‘s new executive producer Per Blankens is seriously thinking about bringing back departing judge Randy Jackson to take over as Season 13 mentor, replacing Jimmy Iovine. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS