Jennifer Lopez: ‘American Idol’ Has Been A “Family Affair” [AUDIO]

April 1, 2011 9:27 am

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Our favorite “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez phoned in Friday morning to debut the full version of her newest hit “I’m Into You” (featuring Lil Wayne) as well as gave us her insight on the remaining 9 “American Idol” contestants and explained why hubby Marc Anthony’s been present on the ‘Idol’ set recently.

JLo explains the remaining 9 “Idol” contestants from here on out as, “they have to keep wowing us.” Explaining, with 9 more performances left she fears, “I feel like they’re going to lose steam,” adding, “they really have got to switch it up, and make it exciting. And, I dont know how they’re going to do it.”

As for her husband Marc Anthony’s resent involvement on-set, Jennifer admits, “he’s kind of gone on this journey with me…it’s been like a family affair.” Adding as to why he’s so active, Jennifer divulges, “he’s an expert at [sound],” confessing, “he helped me with that aspect of my performance.”

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Jennifer adds she’s recently felt towards the contestants that, “they’re not hearing themselves. They shouldn’t be off key so often.” Causing her to bring Marc on for assistance in offering them a “crash course on how to use [the ear pieces].”

To hear more from Jennifer about her most recent single, as well as how she’s a mom like all other moms, listen to the full interview above!

Be sure to also catch Jennifer Lopez’s special guest performance with Pitbull at upcoming Wango Tango!

It all goes down Saturday, May 14th at the Staples Center in Downtown L.A. Tickets go on sale to KIIS Club VIPs today Friday, April 1, at 10AM and to the public on Saturday, April 2 (if you’re not a VIP, click here to sign up). Check out the full line-up below and here to visit the official Wango Tango website.