Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez who is a new judge at American idol Tv show has said that she will be tough with contestants on the show. Lopez was chosen to be a judge along with Aerosmith front man Steve Tyler after Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul left the show.
Lopez was quoted saying that “I really want to put them through the wringer in the sense that I don’t want to let anybody really great go because they’re nervous or whatever and not get to see what they could’ve been”.
The new season of American idol started filming auditions at the end of September in L.A and has now moved to New Jersey. Lopez said she is looking for more than vocal talent. Sense of style and personal appearance is also important. Tyler, the other new judge said he will try to be fair to all contestants but has requested people to accept criticism and become better singers.
Jennifer Lopez will be paid $12 million dollars to be a judge of the new season of American idol. According to Forbes, she is the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood and the most influential Hispanic entertainer.