Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson to return for season 11 of 'American Idol,' Lopez undecided
Tyler, who made his debut on the series along with Lopez earlier this year, and veteran judge Jackson both signed on for multiple seasons of the singing competition. In May, Jackson said on "Lopez Tonight" that all three judges would return to "American Idol," but Lopez may have other plans.
Lopez recently said she is still undecided regarding her return, reportedly in part due to her new reality project, "Q'Viva!," which would show her and her husband Marc Anthony touring Latin America, searching for the best undiscovered musical talent.
Earlier in the week, the singer told "Extra" host Mario Lopez, "I'm not saying I didn't love it. I so loved it, but you know, I only signed up for one year, so the second year, we don't know yet."
Lopez signed a single year contract and told Fox News in May that it was "too early to tell" whether she would return.
The network had no comment on whether Lopez would return for season 11.
"Everyone has multiple year contracts; Jennifer had single year contract, we loved having her, the hope and expectation is she'll return," head of Fox Peter Rice said earlier this week.
Tyler signed a multi-year contract and reportedly earned $18 million, while Lopez was said to have been promised $12 million to become an "American Idol" judge.
Scotty McCreery was named the season 10 winner of the series. The 17-year-old country singer wowed judges and got the most votes which were tallied before Wednesday's finale. McCreery closed the show with a tearful performance of his first single, "I Love You This Big."
Lopez's seventh album "Love?" hit stores on May 3. Lopez is known for pop and dance tracks such as "Waiting for Tonight," "If You Had My Love" and "Jenny From the Block." She last released a full-length record, "Brave," in 2007.
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