Press Trust of India
November 06, 2010 14:20 IST
Pop diva Jennifer Lopez, the
newest judge on the panel for American Idol, has warned the
contestants not to imitate and sing her songs on the reality
The Love don't cost a thing hitmaker, who joined the
judging panel in September after the departure of long-time
judge and show co-founder Simon Cowell, found it
"entertaining" when people performed on her hits, but has
advised the hopefuls to try a different approach as they won't
get any special treatment, Contactmusic reported.
"It was cute, super entertaining and flattering, but
no. I think everyone tried to be as honest as they can without
breaking anyone's spirits. They know we're not out to cut them
down or make a joke of them. We're trying to mentor them to
the next step," said the singer-and-actress.
Although some hopefuls have failed to impress the
star, Lopez is excited about the talent in the star-search
show even though the lengthy audition process is taking a toll
on her life.
"We've put a bunch of people through - probably more
than they have in the past. We have about 15-20 real
superstars, people who could be recording artists. I've cried.
We get a lot of elation when we put them through and
devastation, almost, when they're not. But it's been a ball,"
said the 41-year-old singer.
The dusky babe, known for her exotic style sense has
promised to don some amazing outfits on the show.
"Look, I'm just going to be me. Every day that's
something different. I like getting dressed up. That's not
going to change for this show," she said speaking at a press
conference for the show.