Diva Diss: J-Lo's 'Idol' Performance Fails to Get a Rise Out of Mariah Us Weekly
Oh, the drama. It seems it’s always something with those “American Idol” divas. In the latest buzz about the Fox singing competition, it seems Mariah Carey dissed Jennifer Lopez on Thursday’s season finale.
Us Weekly reports: “When former judge Jennifer Lopez delivered an energetic 10-minute performance on the season finale of ‘American Idol’ on May 16, Carey kept a fixed smile on her face but refused to join the other three judges in giving Lopez a standing ovation. She played with the streamers and grinned straight ahead instead.
“Earlier in the night, Carey took to the stage with a pre-recorded medley of her greatest hits, including ‘Vision of Love,’ ‘Make It Happen,’ ‘My All,’ ‘Hero,’ ‘We Belong Together,’ and ‘#Beautiful,’ but it was Lopez's dance-infused performance that had the audience pumped.”
If that weren’t enough, rumors began circulating online soon after Carey’s medley saying the singer had lip-synched the performance.
Lopez's performance consisted of her dance hit "Live It Up," with a guest appearance by rapper Pitbull.
The report notes about Lopez and Carey: “The pair have a history of controversy together that dates back to a time when Carey's ex-husband Tommy Mottola gave material she'd selected for her ‘Glitter’ soundtrack to Lopez after she'd left his label. Lopez, 43, was previously a judge on the hit Fox singing competition, and has been rumored to be returning to the judge's table in an upcoming season as the Fox series struggles in the ratings.”
Lopez has been non-committal about whether she wants back on the show. Asked about it by TV Guide, she said recently: "I don't know! When I say, 'I don't know,' people think, 'Oh, she's playing a game.' I'm not. If it became really real where I had to make a decision, I would have to sit down and really weigh out the options of what my life looks like in the next year to see if I would sign."