When Simon Cowell left American Idol, many weren’t sure who would be the next iconic judge that would hold the audience’s attention. As it has turned out, pop singer Jessica Lopez has become one of the more popular judges. Whether she has filled his shoes, is up for debate.
Despite having a much less aggressive approach to critiquing the talent, Lopez’s contributions to the show have been well received. Reports have been sparked though after her appearance on “Ellen” on May 15th that this may be her last season on the show. Lopez commented during her appearance that American Idol does require a large time commitment.
Lopez is touring through the end of the year, and that could be a contributing factor to her decision to leave the show. This decision is not confirmed. Fox Broadcasting has denied any knowledge of her plans to leave American Idol after this season.