‘American Idol’ Finale: Jennifer Lopez & Other Judges Sing ‘True Colors’

Wed, May 21, 2014 10:07pm EDT by 16 Comments

On the ‘American Idol’ finale, tables were turned as the judges — Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban — hit the stage to perform ‘True Colors’ and ‘Go Your Own Way’ along with mentor and ex-judge Randy Jackson. HollywoodLife.com also spoke to Harry after the show!

For the Season 13 finale of American Idol, judges Jennifer LopezHarry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban each got a taste of their own medicine as they performed “True Colors” and “Go Your Own Way” alongside mentor and ex-judge Randy Jackson. Read on to tell us who you think the standout performer was — and be sure to critique their performances as they have the Idols this season! HollywoodLife.com also caught up with Harry after their performance and he told us all about what he’d miss the most about Idol, who deserved to win, and more!

‘American Idol’ Finale: Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. & Randy Jackson Perform ‘True Colors’

With Harry on piano, Keith on electric guitar, and Randy on base, Jennifer was the lead singer on Cyndi Lauper‘s “True Colors”. I don’t think we need to tell you that Jen looked amaaaaze in a nude bustier with gorgeous beaded detail. Her hair was in a messy bun and she wore a red lip, big lashes, and her skin was as dewy as is her signature!

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Then, the four of them transitioned to Fleetwood Mac‘s “Go Your Own Way”, with JLo, Keith, and Harry sharing the vocals equally — Randy continued to rock it on the bass.

Keith performed a totally incredible guitar solo, by the way — it’s easy to see why these four are the ones who make the calls when it comes to curating the American Idol finalists!

Harry Connick Jr.: I’m Going To Miss The ‘Camaraderie And Friendship’ With Fellow Judges

HollywoodLife.com caught up with Harry after his performance with JLo, Keith, and Randy, and told us that “It was a blast” to be up there. “It was great. Just being up there with them in a performing context after talking about it for so many months was just great. I think the only frustrating thing was that we didn’t get to do more of it,” he added. “It was fantastic.”

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Then, Harry revealed to us what he’d miss most about Idol this season. “I really enjoyed spending time with Jen and Keith,” he said. “Of course Randy and Ryan, as well, but I really spend the most time with Keith and Jen; we just have a great time together and I think we always take each other’s perspective and we care about these people that are on stage that are pouring their hearts out week after week.”

Harry summarized with: “So, I think the camaraderie and friendship we’ve developed is what I am going to miss the most.”

As for Harry’s choice for the Idol title, he compared Jena and Caleb to Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, respectively. “Caleb is like Joe — he’s a powerful puncher and he came out hitting hard. And Jena is more of a float-like-a-butterfly-sting-like-a-bee Ali,” Harry explained. “It is a matter of preference, really. It is not a matter of who did better; it is who you like more … it is going to be close, I would imagine.”

What did you think of the judges’ performances, HollywoodLifers? Who was the standout? What did you think about Harry’s comments? Let us know!

– Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Amanda Michelle Steiner

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Desi2000

Posted at 10:27 AM on May 24, 2014  

it was awesome ,i would love for the judges to go on tour , it would be the best concert ever

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Lindy

Posted at 7:21 PM on May 23, 2014  

I have to say the only thing I didn’t like about American Idol this year was all the attention given to Jennifer Lopez. It was disturbing to me how much camera time was devoted to Miss Lopez. I have come to the conclusion that she put in her contract that she receive 80% of any camera time on herself. It made her look very greedy and pathetically needing of attention, how sad. She is good with the contestants but come on Miss Lopez you aren’t that desperate to stay in the limelight are you? Your a beautiful woman, but who cares the show is about the contestants and the judges and advice they give, not your self-promotion.

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Angelo

Posted at 4:15 PM on May 23, 2014  

Jennifer Lopez!!! My-my-my! This is what happens when women start dating boys half their age! Put on some clothes please! Idols is a family show not an adult entertainment video!

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tester

Posted at 9:39 AM on May 23, 2014  

Can anyone find the details of that backless dress with a flared skirt and sheer with the embroidered top?

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tester

Posted at 9:39 AM on May 23, 2014  

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Marsha Williams

Posted at 6:47 PM on May 22, 2014  

The BEST America Idol finale ever!!! It had everything anyone could have wanted and more
The judges brought life back into Idol this year and Randy did a great job as mentor.
Congrats

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Sue

Posted at 1:56 AM on June 2, 2014  

Loved, loved the judges performances! Best judges ever!! And so loved that Randy was there as a mentor!

Best idol yet!

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jeffteach

Posted at 11:52 AM on May 22, 2014  

This was my favorite season yet of Idol. I had stopped watching it the last two years. But the chemistry with the judges is perfect now with the addition of Harry Connick. I understand the sensationalism of having a”bully” on when Simon Cowell was there, but good riddance, and welcome to a more technical and personal judging style such as Harry has inspired. Keith Urban is a big heated and talented musician and just right. Jennifer Lopez is perfect in her perspective and as the embodiment of feminine charm, contemporary in her sexiness, but exemplary in her integrity. I hope to seed this judging panel continue next season.

Their group performance was my favorite of the show, glad Randy is still there, and what a vision of beauty is Jennifer Lopez!

And the cheers for Jena Irene, and a big rock and roll congratulations to a well deserved victory for Caleb Johnson

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Sue

Posted at 1:58 AM on June 2, 2014  

Late in my response but I Totally agree! Best Idol ever!

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KIM REYNOLDS

Posted at 11:13 AM on May 22, 2014  

I THINK JENIFER IS A LOT BETTER AT ACTING THEN SINGING WOULD LOVE TO SEE HER DO MORE MOVIES …..i dont know whats happen to her she needs to show respect to herself an others ..you can dress sexy an not take off half of your clothes the dress she had on was pretty but it looked like something that a 7 year old would wear it would have been a great dress for shirley temple to wear as much money as she has she could buy her some sexy cloths that are decent an for her age …….the way she has changed is a big turn off

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Willy Brown

Posted at 12:39 PM on May 22, 2014  

Are you serious? You would really want a little girl wearing a backless dress? The dress was gorgeous as was she wearing it!! It was the finale! It was a special occasion! The dress was fabulous! Darlin you are embarrassing yourself by these type of comments!!

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kim reynolds

Posted at 3:53 PM on May 22, 2014  

i was talking about the can can that was under it that made it stick out… that looked something like a child would wear an definitely not something that a 40 some old woman should be wearing you can dress sexy an not show every thing you got… i have been a jenifer fan from day 1 but when you cant even bend over to shake a fans hand without showing everything you got thats bad she needs to take some of that money an buy the rest of that dress now that would have been decent i lost all respect for her an i would say i am not the only one ……

 
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Missy J

Posted at 4:54 PM on June 16, 2014  

you’re absolutely right Kim, she is a better actress than singer. She goes flat a lot. She is a much better singer than yoko ono.

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ali

Posted at 8:46 AM on May 22, 2014  

i love the dress and she sings beautiful

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Julie

Posted at 3:42 AM on May 22, 2014  

Where can I get that amazing dress she wore while singing True Colors???

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elie khoury

Posted at 1:50 AM on May 22, 2014  

The sparkly blue jumpsuit that jennifer lopez wore while performing first love is by amazingly talented designer Charbl zoe ! He is truly one of the most creative designers out there !

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