Update: Ryan Seacrest tweeted a “cryptic” message just minutes ago. Ryan Seacrest: “Prepping for major announcement tmrw. Keep an eye on my twitter after 8am east & watch @JLo on @TodayShow #rhymingisfun”. Now if that doesn’t confirm our suspicions…
Sources close to Ryan Seacrest and the Jennifer Lopez camp are hinting that the “On The Floor” diva will be returning to the American Idol judging panel next season. We recently reported that Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler have both signed on for Idol’s 11th season (already holding auditions in a city near you). Jennifer Lopez might not be far behind. As of a month ago, JLo was unsure of her Idol status, considering she is planning a talent show with hubby Marc Antony.
Sources close to both Idol and JLo are hinting at an announcement any day now. If so, here’s to hoping that next year’s panel adds more criticism to their comments, or the Idol franchise is in danger of becoming stale especially with the success behind The Voice and the upcoming X Factor.
American Idol crowned its 10th winner, Scotty McCreery, back in May with judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on the panel. Should JLo return, the trio will be back together for a second consecutive season after the shifting of Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul and Ellen Degeneres.