With just about 10 minutes left of last night's American Idol, FOX live premiered the new single "On the Floor," featuring rapper Pitbull and judge Jennifer Lopez. At first, I wanted to get the video over with to find out who last night's wild card contestants were. But as the video continued, and I actually watched J.Lo, I couldn't help but think, WOW, the girl's still got it.
First, she took Simon's empty seat on Idol. And now, she's leaping forward back into her career full-force, landing a spot on the Billboard top 100 for the first time since 2003. Could it be that the momma from the block is making a true (and worthy) comeback?
It's catchy isn't it? Hearing Lopez's smooth voice for the first time in a while reminds me how talented she really is. At points, she almost sounds angelic -- in a good not-too-over-the-top way. And the pulsing dance beat makes me wanna get up, dance, and start my weekend right about ... now.
I will say that 41-year-old Jennifer Lopez has a lot working against her. She was once engaged to Ben Affleck (a fail in itself if you ask me). She's taking a lot of Idol heat for being an emotional pansy. She's had two children, and making it back to the big stage in full force after twins isn't exactly easy. Because of her age, she hits a different niche audience. But even so, there's no denying she knows how to shake it just as well, if not better, than her younger diva counterparts. Do you SEE how good her body looks? That golden catsuit fits her like a glove, and she even manages to make her bikini top-vest ensemble chic and sophisticated. Another question: Does Lopez age ... ever? Of course, she looks a tad different than her Selena days. But her skin is flawless and I wouldn't think she's a day over 32.
Jennifer Lopez is truly doing something unachievable by most. "On the Floor" proves that the songstress isn't going anywhere anytime soon. This is a rally worth watching ... maybe even more than this season of American Idol.
What do you think of J. Lo's new video "On the Floor"?
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