American Idol: Jennifer Lopez quits days after Steven Tyler, with Randy Jackson rumoured to be leaving too!
OMG – literally days after Steven Tyler quit American Idol, his former fellow judge, Jennifer Lopez has followed suit and jumped ship also, whilst Randy Jackson’s future with the show does not look too certain either!
Tyler, the mega star front man of iconic rock group, Aerosmith, quit the hit US talent show a few days ago to concentrate more time on his band, and today during a tearful telephone interview on American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, the Latino singer and actress revealed that she too was leaving her judging seat.
Speaking to Seacrest, the On The Floor singer explained: ”When I signed on to Idol I signed on for one year and I wound up doing two years because I just fell so in love with the show, everybody there… and I didn’t know I’d be so moved emotionally by working on the show.
“Something has to give. I really was dreading this phone call, and you’re gonna make me cry.
“I honestly feel the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I have kinda put on hold because I love Idol so much.
“I could keep just doing Idol for the rest of my life but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. We had an amazing run.”
This revelation comes after Lopez, who recently split with her husband, and father of her young twins, Marc Anthony, hinted yesterday that she was planning to leave the show when she told a US TV show: “I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do.”
However fans will be pleased to know that she has not ruled out a return, commenting: ”I feel like no matter what you guys need over there, I’m always gonna be here.
“There’s just that tie there; I just don’t know if I could be there every single day.”
This announcement comes just one day before Lopez is due to start a major North American tour with Enrique Iglesias, and days after speculation that the third remaining judge, Randy Jackson, is planning to leave too.
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Replacements for the two now vacant American idol judges seats, which could possibly be three before the new series starts, are rumoured to include Mariah Carey and Madonna, who do you think should get the job? Leave your comments below: