New Water Mill homeowner Jennifer Lopez put on a show-stopping performance of her new single “Live it Up” on Thursday’s American Idol Season 12 Finale, which aired live on Fox from Los Angeles‘ Nokia Theater.
Lopez, a former Idol judge, and frequent collaborator Pitbull got the audience moving with the performance, and then shared a one-minute teaser for her new “Live It Up” music video shortly before this year’s winner, 23-year-old Candice Glover, was announced. A flawless and powerful singer, Glover defeated well-loved fellow finalist Kree Harrison for the title. Before becoming “the next American Idol” this season, she had auditioned for both the show’s ninth and 11th season.
Along with crowning Glover, the show’s last remaining original judge Randy Jackson announced he would not be returning for Season 13. Reports indicate that current judges Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Hamptons visitor Mariah Carey also may not return next year, though nothing has been confirmed. Lopez left the Idol judges table following Season 11.
On Wednesday, JLo walked the red carpet at Manhattan‘s Edison Ballroom for the 2013 NUVOtv Upfront Presentation. The event debuted the programming lineup for her new television network NUVOtv.
Watch Lopez and Pitbull perform “Live It Up” on the AI Finale below. Keep scrolling down for the one-minute “Live It Up” video teaser.
Teaser of Jennifer Lopez‘s new “Live It Up” music video: