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Russ At Idol: Jennifer Lopez's Fans Disappointed She Didn't Perform Live On American Idol!

Fri, May 6, 2011 4:59pm EDT by Russ Weakland 4 Comments
Russ At Idol: Jennifer Lopez's Fans Disappointed She Didn't Perform Live On American Idol!

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Even though Ryan Seacrest said Jennifer Lopez had to change for her performance, the truth is it was pre-taped!

Before Jennifer Lopez performed her smash hit ‘On the Floor’ on American Idol last night, there was quite a large buzz in the audience about how excited everyone was to see her perform live. Would it be the icing on the cake for her recent comeback? Unfortunately, the audience was instead met with a taped segment of her performance. This was announced moments before they aired the taping, and when I looked around I saw many audience members’ faces fall and heard people complaining that they didn’t have her singing and dancing live for everyone to see.

Jennifer’s taped performance was fantastic, but I really think she shouldn’t have filmed it ahead of time. As a judge, J.Lo critiques contestants on their live performances every week. And these potential Idols often perform group numbers just before Grammy Award-winning artists like Lady Antebellum take the stage! I think it is Jennifer Lopez’s duty to show America and the Idol hopefuls how to perform live on TV. But she didn’t. I understand that it was only an hour show, but if they were going to have a taped performance, why not Lady Antebellum?

Was the performance we saw amazing? Yes, it was epic, but I was let down along with hundreds more that were in the audience. Shortly after she returned from “changing”, she didn’t get a thunderous applause because people legitimately thought they were screwed out of a performance they should have seen. At least the song is successful, or people would probably riot!

So HollywoodLifers, did Jennifer deserve to tape her performance or should she set an example for the Idol hopefuls that perform live every week?

Russ Weakland


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