By Margaret Lyons
April 18, 2010 at 05:29 PM EDT

Image Credit: Lady Gaga: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos; Idol: Fox Lady Gaga will be performing on American Idol May 5, according to a tweet she sent out late Friday night. “See you on American Idol. MAY 5th, Little Monsters,” she wrote, with a link to a performance of “Telephone” on a Japanese TV show.

I’m a little disappointed that Lady Gaga won’t be on May 4, too, as that week’s mentor, because holy crap could this season of Idols use a few lessons in star power, the art of performance, and how to distinguish themselves from other artists. I’m imagining Lady G in a wig made of, like, pulled-pork sandwiches trying to get Lee DeWyze be bolder or something. I’m imagining it…and loving it.

Are you excited to see Lady Gaga back on the Idol stage, PopWatchers?