‘American Idol’ Finale: J.Lo Covers Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds,’ Chris Brown, Pitbull, & More [Watch]

Published: Wednesday 13th May 2015 by Rashad
(Photo courtesy:  Getty Images)

Season 14 of ‘American Idol’ ended on a very high note, if we must say so ourselves.

As reported here, FOX assembled some of the biggest names in music to send off the penultimate season of its talent show juggernaut.  Tapping the likes of singers Chris Brown, Janelle Monae, and Jamie Foxx to lend live renditions of their latest hits, the show’s judges – Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. – also got in on some of the action.

Thrilling the audience with a spirited cover of Rihanna’s #1 hit ‘Diamonds,’ tuck in below to see the trio bring down the house alongside a few other familiar faces on the night’s bill:

Jennifer Lopez & co.
Jamie Foxx

Janelle Monae
New Kids on the Block

Michael McDonald

Chris Brown & Pitbull

Prince Royce, J. Lo, and Pitbull

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  1. The Great Lacefronce. May 13, 2015

    Yes pay homage to queen rih and her iconic hits!

    • JOHNVIDAL May 14, 2015

      Neither of them are queens. Queens of basicness if anything. JLo can dance at least though.

  2. Slay_Hive May 13, 2015

    Oh sounds better than the original????????

    • (Rihyonce) May 14, 2015

      Girl byeeeee ????????

  3. Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne Stan May 13, 2015

    I can’t believe this show is actually ending, I mean yeah I saw it coming but wow. Jlow needs to just stick to dancing.



  5. Solange The Sponge May 13, 2015

    Jlo lip sync to perfection goo job on recorded vocals.

    • Solange The Sponge May 13, 2015


    • Mark111 May 13, 2015

      On Diamonds?

  6. GAslickmouf May 13, 2015

    Jlo have no fashion sense at all whenit comes to the stage. She wears the same or very similar s*** all the time. I can think of her tour same s***. Award shows same s***, damn like that’s not every s*** anymore. I like her so its no hate oR nun of that. I f*** wit her but damn be creative. Keep people guessing.

    Smh i hate to bring up her name, but I see why Beyonce left her in the dust. Just visual looks alone. S*** Beyonce stole Jlo s*** at 1st, then Jlo just became so predictable.

    Well anyway just talking, but what do I know

    • Mark111 May 13, 2015

      Yea, but it’s HER look. It doesn’t stand out cause someone copied the crap out of it…
      Now I would say her dancing were never outstanding. Yes she can dance, but the choreography were always blah imo. She has her hands in so many boxes, yet she never master any of them. Acting, dancing, singing or whatever.

  7. Mark111 May 13, 2015

    My god Chris Brown is the king of studio magic. Cause for a decade I NEVER heard him sing nowhere near his studio work. He’s a male Ciara, all dance, nothing else.
    Looks like Idol took notes from the Voice and have their judges perform.
    J.Lo isn’t a bad singer imo, she’s no vocalist, but she can hit the notes that she need to. I think her tone is a lil light and clashes, cause she can hold a note.
    And haters and pest, this is why Rihanna is Rihanna, people can’t even cover her songs without trying to sound like her. Jenny did well, but you can tell that she didn’t have the Rihanna tone to truly pull it off. Some will say that it’s Rihanna’s accent, well it’s HER’s and a true gift. Only Rihanna can do her songs, other will try to sound like her or over sing it. That’s why there hits around the WORLD, because only Rihanna can pull them off.

  8. GAslickmouf May 13, 2015

    Oh yea, and her hair is damn near always the same

  9. You wanna love it right bettor then my funky money May 13, 2015

    Nice performance of all of them

  10. RATEDXXX May 13, 2015

    I never been into those talent shows..how many of these h0es actually becomes famous?

    I fukcs with JLO…bish has zero fukcs to give..she cracks me up..she’s also a great performer..singer nah

    her style has been imitated by your favs so much …..

    her style cannot be duplicated

  11. RATEDXXX May 13, 2015

    rihanna should should have sang diamond…love that song..you can tell that song was made for her

    i miss the old rihanna….fire rock nation and go back to def jam rihanna

    because your new songs sucks

  12. Nicki Is Queen May 13, 2015

    J.Lo’s cover slayed

  13. Rihboy May 14, 2015

    jade novah, Leona Lewis, brandy, arianna, and now jlo paying homage. To a three year old song!!! Yessss! Diamonds impact was major! Thank you sia and rih! Moreover the cover was weak. Positively, I enjoyed the little finale. It’s kind of sad and surreal that the show is ending. I stopped watching when nick flop and Mimi were judges. However I still remember the good times: Fantasia, clarkson, Jordin, Adam.

    • (Rihyonce) May 14, 2015

      lol jlo performance was weak but she looked stunning doing it!!

  14. (Rihyonce) May 14, 2015

    Chris Brown was amazing !! OMG!! That song reminded me of Michael Jackson !! I am addicted !! And I didn’t like Jlo singing Diamonds lol but Jlo is amazing too she just keeps getting more and more beautiful the older she gets !!

  15. Stephy. May 14, 2015

    Chris Brown can’t sing at all. J Ho was cute. Keith Urban slayed me when he started singing tho. Amazing.

  16. TRIXI May 14, 2015

    All the performances are in American Idol channel in youtube.

    good job JLO ♥

  17. Pitbull is. Legend May 14, 2015

    Haters, fun is by Pitbull- love how you ignore the hit maker of this generations! Jealous that much?
    Pit he stole show!!

  18. Bravo!! May 14, 2015

    New kids on the blocks sucked rocks..

  19. Bravo!! May 14, 2015

    Chris brown was the only stand out star for me… The rest of that s*** was thrown together.

  20. melanie May 14, 2015

    JLo was amazing . This woman was born to be a star . Like the diamonds performance .

  21. Royalkev May 14, 2015

    Jlo Rocks! She slayed last night (as usual).

    I like that Janelle Monae song! It’s really growing on me.

    Chris been listening to the Jacksons! He sounds like he’s recreating Jermaine Jackson’s ‘Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming’.

  22. TheElusiveLamb May 14, 2015

    Janelle is such a phenomenal performer. Chris needs to hire a vocal coach. He’s too young to sound like that and be so heavily reliant on autotune. JLO did an OK cover of Diamonds. She looks stunning. I really love that black dress.

  23. JOHNVIDAL May 14, 2015

    These h*** can´t sing at all.
    Only really brilliant artist there is Janelle Monae. Amazing musician, singer and performer.

  24. Flippers May 14, 2015

    Ew jlo wtf? Out of all songs u chose this mediocre hit? Ugh lost the little respect I had for u jho good luck tho.

    • RihAmerican (hives scared of R8) May 14, 2015

      Shut up bi tch.

      Diamonds is a classic

  25. Vinny May 14, 2015


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