Lopez Will Put ‘American Idol’ Hopefuls ‘Through The Wringer’

'American Idol's Jennifer Lopez (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

'American Idol's Jennifer Lopez (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The members of ‘American Idol’s Season 10 judging panel – Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson – have revealed their individual mindsets for when it comes to assessing the coming crop of singers.

Describing her style as “tough” but “fair,” ‘Idol’ newcomer Jennifer Lopez says, “I really want to put them through the wringer in the sense that I don’t want to let anybody who’s really great go.”

As auditions got underway this week, “We worked with them a little more than maybe you’ve seen in the past,” she told reporters at a press conference. “We give them more of a chance.”

J.Lo’s favorite ‘Idol’ champ to date? Season 1’s Kelly Clarkson, whom she hails as “a real artist.”

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, the other new addition to the panel, says, “I try to judge them fairly.” He then boils his advice to wannabe Idols thusly: “Don’t get mad at what we say. Get better.”

And then there’s Randy. Now the old warhorse at ‘Idol,’ his directive to the singers heading their way goes a little something like this: “Whatever you do, make it hot.”


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