Lopez Reveals What’s ‘Really Hard’ About Judging ‘Idol’

Jennifer Lopez with 'The Talk's Leah Remini (CBS)

Jennifer Lopez with 'The Talk's Leah Remini (CBS)

Now that she has a few weeks’ worth of audition rounds under her Swarovski-encrusted belt, Jennifer Lopez has arrived at her own point-of-view as to what’s most difficult about being a part of ‘American Idol‘s judging jury. And no, it doesn’t involve tearing down the truly terrible.

“It’s easy when they’re really good, and it’s easy when they’re really bad,” Lopez shared Tuesday on the new CBS daytime talk show, ‘The Talk.’ “It’s when they’re in the middle” – boasting pipes but no personality, or vice versa – that things get tricky.

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“It’s a really hard process,” Lopez says of her view from the judges table. But in that respect, she hails ‘Idol’ as “a good depiction of how the business is. I think it’s just fast-forward.”

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As a member of the ‘Idol’ team, Lopez also has come to appreciate what goes into the production of America’s most watched television program.

“It’s such a machine. It runs like clockwork,” she marveled on ‘The Talk.’ “I love [executive producer] Nigel [Lythgoe]… [host] Ryan [Seacrest]… [fellow judges] Steven [Tyler and] Randy [Jackson]. Everything’s great!”

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Did you by chance catch Lopez on CBS’ daytime ‘Talk’ show today? How are you feeling about her upcoming contribution to ‘Idol’?

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