Jennifer Lopez has confirmed she is leaving American Idol, a day after Steven Tyler’s announcement.
Lopez, who has judged for two seasons, broke the news to host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
“I honestly feel like the time has come for me to be doing the other things I do that I’ve kind of put on hold because I love Idol so much.”
But she noted she’d be happy to serve Idol in a more limited guest capacity.
The show now looks for at least two new judges and perhaps a third if Randy Jackson, the last remaining original judge, leaves as well.
The latest media speculation for Season 12 judges include 2009 runner-up Adam Lambert, rapper will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, and most recently Mariah Carey.
Source: Hollywood Reporter