Jennifer Lopez's 5 Best Performances On 'American Idol!' (VIDEO)

07/12/2012 02:19 pm ET | Updated Jul 13, 2012
  • Lee Hernandez Editorial Director & Co-President at

Following days of speculation about Jennifer Lopez's rumored departure from "American Idol," the Puerto Rican superstar tells The Today Show this morning that she may not return to the hit FOX show for a third season. "I am thinking that it's time for me to go," Lopez said when asked if she plans to return to Idol.

The Puerto Rican superstar who's currently on tour with Enrique Iglesias and whose new animated movie "Ice Age 3: Continental Drift" hits theaters nationwide tomorrow, seems to have mixed feelings about parting ways with the FOX show. "I've enjoyed the show so much," she tells Today Show host Natalie Morales. "I enjoy just the whole process of the show ... It's a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that. It's a heartbreaking decision if I have to go," she explains.

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And when Natalie asked Lopez if she has made up her mind about not returning, Lopez said, "Little by little I am ... All I can let you in on is my own thought process with it because that's where I truly am," she said. "I love everybody, I love all the guys on the show, I love the family that's there ... but I am thinking it's time for me to go and do other things I love to do."

Well, if J.Lo does leave Idol, we will definitely miss having our favorite boricua superstar on the judges panel. But since it seems pretty likely that Lopez wont be back next season, we thought we'd pay homage to the talented Latina by taking a look back at her 5 most awesomely Latino performances on the show!


J.Lo's 5 Most Awesomely Latino Performances on "American Idol"