Jennifer Lopez phoned into On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about her return to American Idol, her new song â€œSame Girl,â€ and what she wants for Valentineâ€™s Day.
The singer is back as a judge on Idol after taking a break following Seasons 10 and 11 and sheâ€™s having more fun than ever. Now with Keith Urban and newcomer Harry Connick Jr. on the panel,Jennifer raves of this upcoming season: â€œItâ€™s fun! The fun is back. You know, we are all having a great time. It sounds like, â€˜Oh, yeah rightâ€™ but itâ€™s true â€¦ we get along and itâ€™s a lot of fun and weâ€™re enjoying the process.â€
And now that the judges are finally getting along, how is the talent panning out? Jennifer adds: â€œThe contestants are amazing. Iâ€™m excited to see them again. We saw them during Hollywood Week, which you guys will see in a few weeks and itâ€™s going to be an amazing season.â€
Along with sure-to-be amazing talent is Jenniferâ€™s equally incredible wardrobe â€¦ which she reveals she decides on while sheâ€™s in hair and makeup.
Aside from taping Idol auditions, Jenniferâ€™s also been busy working on and finalizing her next album, a snippet of which â€” the song â€œSame Girlâ€ â€” she released late on Sunday night.
â€œThis was just something I was doing for the fans, itâ€™s not a first single or anything like that,â€ Jennifer shares of the tease. â€œI was back in New York and I always had this ideaâ€”Iâ€™m wrapping up my album right now, weâ€™re almost finishedâ€”and over Christmas I was like, â€˜Iâ€™m going to relax. Iâ€™m not going to do anything. Iâ€™m just going to chill.â€™ But I always had this idea to go back with this one specific song called â€œSame Girlâ€ and to go back to the Bronx, to my old neighborhood, walk around and kind of like film what happens â€¦ the song is about getting back to your roots and remembering where youâ€™re from.â€
Speaking of her upcoming album, the â€œOn the Floorâ€ singer says the wait is almost over. â€œWeâ€™re just finishing it up right now and we will be dropping stuff soon,â€ Jennifer says.
As for her Valentineâ€™s Day plans? â€œI have my Bear, weâ€™re good,â€ Jennifer gushes. â€œWe will have a nice time on Valentineâ€™s Day, we always do.â€
So what should her boyfriend, Beau â€˜Casperâ€™ Smart, get her?
â€œI just like something that has some thought put into it. I donâ€™t need like big gifts. I want to feel like you put some time into it and you really thought about it â€¦ I always say it takes more time to go out and pick a card than it does to buy a quick present.â€
Hear that, Beau?!
Catch Jennifer and the rest of the gang on the season 13 premiere of American Idol tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8/7c on FOX.
Article via RyanSeacrest.com