The singer-actress-dancer-expert-clothing-wearer reluctantly told the “Idol” host during a 15-minute interview that “something has to give.”
“I honestly feel the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I put on hold because I love ‘Idol’ so much,” she said. “I feel we had an amazing run.”
When Seacrest asked if the door was open for her to return, she said, “No matter what you guys need over there, I’m always going to be here.”
Lopez originally signed to do one year on the singing talent show, but wound up doing two because she “fell in love” with the show and the “Idol” “family.”
Yesterday, Steven Tyler announced his departure. That leaves Randy Jackson – an original panelist – as the only one standing. Rumors are circulating that Mariah Carey is in talks to join the judging team…but who knows who will be on that team.
For all other things “Idol,” make sure to visit my colleague Rodney Ho’s blog.
By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene