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She's done a solid job as a judge on season 10 of American Idol, but Jennifer Lopez rose from her seat and truly captivated viewers last night.

The sexy singer put on her dancing shoes and shook it up on stage for husband Marc Anthony, who entertained the audience with Sheila E on percussion. The fun Spanish medley featured touches of rock, pop and country.

Watch J. Lo groove along to her man's beats below. Then, of course, go congratulate Scotty on his victory!

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American Idol didn't look far for a big-name musical guest last night. Jennifer Lopez just had to get out from behind the judges' table and get "On the Floor"!

Rapper Pitbull joined her, working through the audience before J. Lo took the stagae wearing a silvery two-piece outfit with lots of fringe and lots of sparkle.

After she shattered a couple of dance cages with her shoes, she worked the stage with her dancers. Watch her performance below and see how she did:

Following Jennifer's performance, Jacob Lusk was eliminated, leaving only Scotty, James, Haley and Lauren to vie for the 10th American Idol crown.

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Casey Abrams might still be in shock. The same goes for American Idol viewers, who didn't expect the judges to use their one save on him so early in the season.

But that they did last week, a decision Jennifer Lopez says she's fine with.

"We knew that it was kind of a radical decision because it was so early in the season, but to be quite honest... that is one decision that I haven't lost one ounce of sleep over," the singer told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show today.

He's Safe!

Should the judges have saved Casey Abrams? Vote now!

Okay... but why Abrams?

"[Casey] is one of our most dynamic performers. He's so interesting and so talented," Lopez told the American Idol host. "I know it's crazy, but we had to do it!"

Now, of course, the decision is out of Lopez and the judges' hands. Best of luck choosing the winner, viewers!

"I really feel we put 11 amazing contestants in front of them, and now it's [about] who their favorite is, who's going to be their American Idol," concluded J. Lo. "I didn't realize I was going to fall in love with the contestants the way I have and feel for them the way I do."

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A mean Randy Jackson? A tearful Jennifer Lopez? A shy Thia Megia?

At yesterday's American Idol panel at PaleyFest 2011, producers and contestants dished on season 10 of the country's most popular show. Read on for an intimate look at the judging table and a lot more...

Steven Tyler, J. Lo and Randy Jackson

Producer Ken Warwick, on the new Dawg: "He keeps it real... Randy brings it back and smack, this is what we think and this is where it is. He's great this year."

Randy, on his new attitude: "Somebody great is going to go home every week because I think we got some really, really talented kids. We got to call it as we see it. You just have to be honest and give these kids really helpful critiques, be that good or bad."

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Jennifer Lopez lost it on American Idol last night.

She barely got through the elimination of beloved Chris Medina before breaking down in front of Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, afraid she didn't handle the news well and simply sad to see Medina go.

"After he left, it really hit me. I just couldn't believe that I had to deliver this news to this person who I felt had been through a lot and is going through a lot," Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show this afternoon. "I felt like I didn't do it well enough for him, to send him where he needed to go in his life and be okay. I didn't want to be part of that."

As for how Medina handled it? "With so much dignity and so much class," J. Lo said.

Regarding the selection of the top 24, Lopez understands that it plays a major role in future viewership.

"I think if we do a good job right now, people will tune in later and I think we're doing a good job right now. We're being honest, we're being real, we've having fun and I think that's all we have to do."

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Five singers advanced to the semifinals on season 10 of American Idol last night:

  1. Naima Adedapo
  2. Clint Jun Gamboa
  3. Ashthon Jones
  4. Paul McDonald
  5. Haley Reinhart

But many viewers are talking this morning about one contestant who did NOT make the cut: Chris Medina, whose story of heartbreak regarding his brain damaged fiancee was featured on the show a couple weeks ago.

Jennifer Lopez delivered the bad news to Chris, tearing up as she explained the panel's decision and then breaking down in front of Randy and Steven as soon as Medina exited the room. It was raw, emotional stuff. Watch now:

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Having already sat in for numerous season 10 auditions, Steven Tyler has a clear idea of how he'll serve as an American Idol judge. And it won't be akin to a certain cantankerous Brit.

"I'm really not one for giving insults," Tyler says. "[Contestants] have a voice and I don't want them not singing to their kids when they grow up."

The show will likely feature fewer trainwrecks during its opening set of episodes, which should make things easier for Tyler. Below, however, this Christmas promo does give voice to those without a good voice:

As for his new partner in judging, Tyler has nothing but great things to say about Jennifer Lopez.

"First and foremost, she's a lady and she's not afraid to show that at any given time... she's exactly what I thought she'd be. She's street."

Well... okay then. Chime in now, readers: Are you excited about the addition of Tyler and Lopez to American Idol?

 

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Steven Tyler, oh my gosh, he's like God in the music industry. - Season 10 American Idol contestant.

In case you haven't heard, American Idol will debut two new judges on January 19, as the Fox juggernaut kicks off season 10.

And while producers have said all the right things about focusing the series on its singers, while adding a number of changes to spice up the program, let's face it: viewers will be tuning in to find out how Tyler and J. Lo compare to the departed Simon Cowell.

The following promo gives us a look at these two at the judges' table, while hyping up their (debatable) status as music legends.

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The new American Idol team has been together for about a half hour, and there's already a report of dissention on set.

A source tells the latest issue of In Touch Weekly that Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest are engaged in a power struggle over such pressing items as who gets which dressing room.

“Ryan was the one who first suggested Jennifer, but now he’s starting to regret it, because she’s acting like she’s a much bigger star than he is,” said the insider. “Ryan knows the diva behavior is likely to get worse before it gets better. Producers are trying to get them to make peace, but their egos are both pretty big.”

American Fight-ol: It's reportedly J. Lo. versus Ryan Seacrest!

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For Jennifer Lopez, it was all about family.

Despite rumors that claimed her diva-like demands delayed her inclusion on the American Idol judging panel, the singer is officially on board and told People magazine why in a new interview.

"We're really happy that we get to be in one place with the babies [2-year-old twins Max and Emme] for a while," she said of her and husband Marc Anthony. "This is going to put us here for like six months. It's unheard of for us. The babies can do dance class and soccer practice. We're excited about being a little bit of a normal family for a little while."

Lopez says she never would have guessed this is where her career would go... but that's just part of being an entertainer.

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