Watch: Jennifer Lopez Performs ‘Live It Up’ On American Idol

Published: Thursday 16th May 2013 by Sam

Jennifer Lopez returned to American Idol tonight, illuminating the stage with a live performance of new single ‘Live It Up’.

Armed with frequent collaborator Pitbull and an army of female dancers, the 43-year-old offered quite the spectacle…all in front of longtime rival Mariah Carey.

Watch the action after the jump…

A surprisingly lackluster showing from the usual show-stopper.

Both the choreography and its execution were messy, while the outfits felt super “local”. Our mainstay maybe the music, yet acts of J.Lo’s caliber are tasked with serving up a 360 product that hits a home run each and every time. Sadly, on this occasion, she fell short. Way short.

Still, the song is all sorts of a banger and we’re sure it’ll be the hit it deserves to be. Fingers crossed its accompanying video delivers in the way this performance didn’t.

Tidbit: Peep Mariah’s reaction to J.Lo’s Idol performance….


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  1. QueenXtina May 16, 2013

    A mess…

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 17, 2013

      Thank u again Sam for putn up Janet’s 1987 AMA Performance, i did that routine 100x’s yesterday and wakn up finna do it lol. I really love Janet and those vidoes u put up…ALL OF THEM!

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  2. Lovebird May 16, 2013



    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 17, 2013

      Chile dat s*** was a steaming hot s***** mess wtf u yelln about? The b**** embarrassed her brand chile. (threw bricks at my tv lastnight tryna hit her and slams my ph on concrere after watchn this s*** again…all while screaming ‘MY EYES!! OOOHH MY EEEEEYES!!!!)

  3. My Forehead Tho May 16, 2013

    Struggle at it’s finest.

    B**** give up

  4. k May 16, 2013

    she did way better than Mariah,no pre are lip.

    • QueenXtina May 16, 2013

      dont get me wrong i dont like jlo or mariah but i’m pretty sure after 1 min of singing ‘live’, the rest was back ground vocals and occasional “yeah”‘s and “come on”s.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      LOL Keep telling yourself that honey. That performance was a mess.

    • Ballsy May 17, 2013

      See this is the reason for that lookk on Mariah’s face. Mimi is thinking yall compare this mess to me. No Daarlings No!

  5. LOLA May 16, 2013

    People you can not expected jennifer to sing live and GIVE 100% on dancing !!! That will never happen, she is a human being !!! By the way is beautiful!

    • Don THA GODFATHER May 16, 2013

      That is correct that applies to every artist. they can’t do both simultaneously

      • John May 17, 2013

        Then she shouldn’t sing, Jlo is only knnow as a dancer, thats how she got discover not for singing?

    • HOWYOULIKEIT May 16, 2013

      Then she should take notes from the Queen B

      • Satan’s Daughter is Beyonce May 16, 2013

        BAWHAHAHAHA lol that was cute

    • Gino May 17, 2013

      Lady gaga can do both effortlessly.

      • Britney Army May 17, 2013

        LMFAOOOO u’re joking right? u call gaga’s shaking ‘damcing’???? I CANT!

  6. QueenXtina May 16, 2013

    LMAO… and Mariah took her precious time to stand up to clap.

  7. Meena Mathers May 16, 2013

    Pitbull and his annoying generic music, I dont like this song at all.

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  9. Fifi May 16, 2013

    J-Ho = tacky b****

  10. Suicide Blonde May 16, 2013

    I wish she had worn a tight catsuit just to p*** off Mariah, she has so many wonderful performances, this one is just ok for a performer like her, the song is horrible tho. 🙂

  11. Beyonce is life May 16, 2013

    Gurl Mariah should be embarrassed that this vocaless hag was singing live while performing while Mariah stood in one place and lip synced for her life.

    • Beyonce IS S*** May 16, 2013

      Shut yo ass up your fave should be embarrassed to look like a t*****

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      Except Mimi didn’t lip a thing and J.H** lipped the majority of that “song.”

  12. Fifi May 16, 2013

    Mariah was not worried about this HO

    • The Truth May 17, 2013

      It takes a HO to know one

      Lets ask Eminem

  13. Jayla May 16, 2013

    She is very beautiful, i like her… but she needs to go back to R&B, “This is Me…Then” will forever be my all time fave… And You cannot compare her to Mariah, Mariah is GENIUS.

  14. Meena Mathers May 16, 2013

    jlo got a nice body for a 42 year old

  15. Britney Stan May 16, 2013

    Death at pitbull lipping that verse.

  16. JER May 16, 2013

    It was fine, I don’t see the issues. This is what J.Lo does

  17. Suicide Blonde May 16, 2013

    Sam why do you cut off that pic?, it’s amazing in its entire form.

  18. Jlover May 16, 2013

    Yaaaaaaaas Queeen slay my f****** yaaas! pitbull looked so s*** i want his d***

    Mariah wishes she could work a f****** stage like that!

    • Jlover May 16, 2013


    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      No she doesn’t because Mariah is a vocalist; she doesn’t need gimmicks to distract listeners.

    • emilin May 16, 2013

      i think i love you LMAO!, Who Are You? 😀

  19. Jlover May 16, 2013

    Nicki was like yaaas j.lo b**** show Mariah what she could NEVER do.

    • John May 17, 2013

      JLo can show Mariah she can dance like stripper, maybe Jlo should start stripping, her singing career is wash up?

  20. BEYSUS OVER JESUS May 16, 2013


    • Hive May 16, 2013


      • Satan’s Daughter is Beyonce May 16, 2013

        At least she does something different every time and doesn’t stole from others 🙂

      • ADC143 May 16, 2013

        LOL@”doesn’t stole from others”.
        Hooked on Phonics didn’t work for you.

      • Satan’s Daughter is Beyonce May 16, 2013

        @ADC143 what about my foot in yo mouth would that work for you

      • ADC143 May 17, 2013

        Come try it, you ugly roach you. They would have to bring that foot of yours to the cemetery after the fact.

      • SATAN’S DAUGHTER IS BEYONCE May 17, 2013

        i will b**** and after i put my foot n your mouth it’s going in your dusty ass b****

  21. Hive May 16, 2013

    I bet you J.ho Let Pitbull F*** a couple of times.

    This song is trash n so is she tbh

    • Satan’s Daughter is Beyonce May 16, 2013

      Camel f*** beyho’s behind what’s the problem

    • The Truth May 17, 2013

      No but your mother let him f*** her couple of times

  22. Chance May 16, 2013

    I loved It!


    People are so silly attacking Mariah for lip syncing and then shading her furthermore by saying JLO sang live. That was not live, you guys are absolutely delusional to actually think so.

    • Jlover May 16, 2013

      that was live you stupid b****

      • .-. May 16, 2013

        yes it was live, but come on any one could sing that song and she struggles to so :/

      • Melanie May 16, 2013

        That was not live….the only thing live about it was them turning on her mic at the end and you heard her breathing hard from the dancing.

  24. .-. May 16, 2013

    they did not mention J Hudson ? o.o

  25. iamdexxx May 16, 2013

    I was entertained. I enjoyed it! b**** was voguing walking and giving me face! loved it

  26. Marc May 16, 2013

    Mariah stood and applauded her, you can see it, in the video when they showed the judges from behind, the shade doesn’t happen Sam, no one is fooled with the capture you posted of Mariah in her way to stand up for J.H**.

  27. Mooriah Calories May 16, 2013

    Mariah was clearly was throwing calories in that pic. her body will never.

  28. Rosie May 16, 2013

    LOL forever @ this messy ass performance with this 2010 ass song. Doesn’t JLow realize that dance pop is going out of style (unless it has some alternative feel, like Icona Pop’s music) and that no one wants On The Floor part 12? Even Lana’s music is more trendy this year than that MESS, and we all know that Lana’s music is purposely made to sound pretty old.

    • Common Sense May 16, 2013

      Hmm Icona Pop that’s the direction upbeat pop should be heading.

  29. RoyalKev May 16, 2013

    This wasn’t her best, but Jlo does have great energy on stage. I think she gives a really solid show considering that she in her 40’s and singing live while dancing. People expect perfection from certain artists, but have the lowest standards for their faves. In all fairness she don’t deserve any shade.

  30. Melanie May 16, 2013

    This was a hot mess…she is not even entertaining to me anymore!!!!

  31. lexi May 16, 2013

    It was kind of a mess, on the dancing. Her and her dancer were not on the same page to me. The song is not good, not all dance music is bad, just this. Also Mariah, Jennifer was singing live and she does not have a huge voice and you being the vocalist that you are lip-synched, come on girl.

  32. HoneychildPlease May 16, 2013

    EWwww no child! J-Lo no hunty, No, No, No, and NO!

  33. HoneychildPlease May 16, 2013

    So dry up in that bish….it was no energy at all…Hunty it was so dead mother fuckers started popping out the ground…just let it go j-lo…smh

  34. TheHive May 16, 2013

    Lmfaoo Mariah always throwin shade on the low!… *sigh* Ima miss Mariah’s shade throwin.

  35. mr.m May 17, 2013

    J-H** ALWAYS put out amazing performances. #FACT
    She rocked it .. This song is going to be a hit
    I prefer urban J’s tho .. Put she’s playin it right
    +++++ Man-iah looked SO JEALOUS!!!
    She didn’t even want to stand up .. LOL
    get em get em ..

  36. just sayin May 17, 2013

    I watched AI, Mariah moving her head to the music, smiling, and stood for her. Media is the only ones who keeps a fued between these two. There is no beef people jlo says it herself

  37. Sleazy May 17, 2013

    Mariahs was still the worst tho

  38. Gabriel May 17, 2013

    Mariah is mad ’cause J.Lo new’s single, “Live it Up” is going to be better than her “#Beautiful”… I don’t see why Mariah has this personality so disguting. She thinks she’s better than EVERY artist in the whole world. Ok, some people are going to say: “She has a great voice and J.Lo doesn’t sing, bla, bla, bla…” J.Lo doesn’te have the greatest voice but she’s a REAL ENTERTEINER. People love Jennifer and she still sells records, she’s still on the spotlight and what about Mariah?! People only started paying attention on Mariah ’cause Nicki did what she did! I really wish Jennifer and Nicki were together in the next season…

    • JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

      B**** please. It´s been two weeks already and Mariah´s single is way more successful than JLo´s in every possible way. Not to mention the upcoming album sales 🙂

      • Gabriel May 17, 2013

        Don’t be damn f*cking stupid. Mariah was working so hard to promote her song. She was putting all her time and money in publicity trying to make this boring song (just like her) be at least on top 10. She’s desperate and you know why. Mariah releases one good album after 3 really bad!!! Before “Emancipation of Mimi” we had “Glitter” and “Charmbracelet” (both deceptions ). J.Lo were out of spotlight but when she came back the hole sucsess came with her. Mariah is a singer ( a great one, I love her voice, I must addmit), but it’s the only thing she is, and you know what?! Mariah is such a b*tch, with that disguting diva behavior that I rather not see her face because she’s really arrogant. J.Lo doesn’t have a great voice but she knows how to be a COMPLETE ARTIST. I think when it about performance, J.Lo, Beyoncé, Britney, Madonna are the only divas who make us want to dance with them, we feel the energy and the passion when they’re on stage, we feel that they are loving being there dancing and singing, but Mariah… Pffff… Mariah is boring, it seem she’s there trying to show that she’s a special diva and she’s more special than anyone, and when Mariah tries to dance… LOL. Mariah dancing is a REAL disaster. And like Minaj said, ok ” all dem #1s but J.Lo’s phone is ringing… Kisses and call me maybe! (:

      • JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

        Please! The mere fact you try to put JLo above Mariah carey says it all and makes your nonsensical arguments invalid

      • Gabriel May 17, 2013

        If you’re a Mariah fan why are reading and comment a post about Jennifer Lopez. If you don’t like J.Lo don’t read or give opinions on her performance. If you’re here is ’cause you’re interested in her work. (:

  39. Gabriel May 17, 2013

    Welll. Sometimes I don’t understand some critics in this website… Jennifer was amazing, she was doing something tha maybe Beyoncé would do but in her own way, but what I mean is: Beyoncé uses the best fan than any other diva in her performances, and it seems J.Lo borrowed hers; Jennifer danced like she was doing a crazy and a little unusual coreography, something that Beyoncé always do, so if was Beyoncé the article would be putting her as great enterteiner… I love the news on this blog but let’s stop this bullsh*t! You’re always putting Mariah and Beyoncé on the top and slams Rihanna and other divas all the damn f*cking time. I love Beyoncé and Mariah and I just can’t stand Rihanna’s voice, but I don’t talk about Rihanna like she was the worst artist in the world… Anyway. I won’ writte anymore ’cause it doesn’t really matter. Only one thing: “Beyoncé and Rihanna fans, let’s stop this stupid fight. I don’t like Rihanna so I won’t list to her songs and finish, but I won’t say she’s a bit*h, she is this or that, If I don’t like something I just don’t listen… Beyoncé and Rihanna fans are being so ridiculous, you’re acting like Gaga fans, and this mades me feel ashamed sometimes for being a Beyoncé fan, people think I’m crazy. I love Beyoncé but I won’t act like she’s the queen on my life! People defend their divas like they’re God. Oh, please!

  40. Candi May 17, 2013

    …. if you watch the video u see her stand up straight away ..she just sat down before everyone else ..but the choreography was WACK and half the time you couldnt even see the dance moves because the camera angles were terrible.

  41. moe May 17, 2013

    mariah whoooo? she killed it and that fat b**** mimi is obviously jealous . Go JLO this song will slay the charts

  42. DANIEL T May 17, 2013

    Mariah, stand up u b****!! ;). Love it!! 🙂

  43. YeaWhatever! May 17, 2013

    @Sam You’re just mad because jlo and her dancers are giving Beyoncé and hers a run for their money. Her vocals were a little off but this performance was not that bad. You have got to be the biggest critic when it comes to anyone who isn’t Beyoncé.

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  45. Music Soul Harmony May 17, 2013

    Great performance. That’s all.

  46. MariahIsMusic1 May 17, 2013


    • JOHNVIDAL May 17, 2013

      #Beautiful is #7 on US itunes again. Slayage after 24 years non stop, and with actual MUSIC 🙂

  47. Mike May 17, 2013

    It was pretty hot

    The outfits could’ve been sexier, but it’s a “family show” so that’s probably why

  48. simontbg May 17, 2013

    amazing performance by JLo…bravo!! keep up the good work Jenny!!

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