added: 10 Aug 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Jennifer Lopez admits she had an "emotional attachment' to American Idol.
The former judge on the talent show confessed that her decision to quit was a lot harder than people may think. Jennifer felt a strong connection to American Idol and leaving her "family" on the show wasn''t easy.
"I don''t think people realise how emotionally attached I got to the show, the people who work on the show...it''s like a family," Jennifer explained to Australian radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O.
"I loved it so much I stayed on for two years. I only signed a contract for one year! Idol took up a lot of time and at the end of the day I felt it was time to move on."
Mariah Carey has been confirmed as Jennifer''s replacement for the new season. Jennifer is sure her fellow American singer will do a good job on the famous judging panel. The star believes that if Mariah is herself then there is no reason why she won''t be a success.
"Mariah will do fine." Jennifer confirmed. "Will she be too soft? I don''t know. I''m not too soft and I did fine and that''s all I know."
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