‘American Idol’ Loses Two Judges in 24 Hours

by Angela Nazworth | July 13, 2012 2:08 pm


Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler[2] announced late Thursday that he will not return next season as a judge on Fox’s American Idol.[3]

Shortly after Tyler revealed his decision, singer/dancer/actress Jennifer Lopez[4] announced her exit from the televised talent show.

Lopez made her announcement during Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s[5] radio show, The Associated Press[6] reports.

“I really was dreading this phone call with you,” Lopez told Seacrest. “I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I’ve put kind of on hold because I love Idol so much.”

Tyler gave a similar reason for leaving the show.

“I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band,” Tyler said in a statement. He also referred to his experience on Idol as “over-the-top” fun.


  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/AI-Judges.jpg
  2. Steven Tyler: http://investorplace.com/2012/06/steven-tylers-new-1-1m-toy/
  3. American Idol.: http://investorplace.com/2012/05/american-idols-jessica-sanchez-to-get-lower-payout/
  4. Jennifer Lopez: http://investorplace.com/2012/05/the-worlds-10-most-powerful-celebrities/
  5. Ryan Seacrest’s: http://investorplace.com/2012/06/ryan-seacrest-might-bid-for-dick-clark-productions/
  6. The Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TV_AMERICAN_IDOL_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-13-02-50-22

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