Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull Perform ‘Live It Up’ on ‘American Idol’ Finale

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez returned to the “American Idol” stage to perform on Thursday’s finale. Before the winner was read, the former—and possibly returning—”Idol” judge performed her RedOne-produced single “Live It Up” live for the first time. Pitbull kicked things off before J.Lo commanded the stage with her female dancers. Watch her explosive set below (starting at the 5:30 mark).



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  1. Dance Again

    Now Mariah know who SHE is!!! Jennifer Lopez!!! get with it!

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    x Reply:

    @Dance Again, lol I hope they made peace backstage before this

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    Mariah2013 Reply:

    @Dance Again, “i dont know her” :) nar lol in all seriousness her performance was entertaining.

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    Nancy Reply:

    @Dance Again,

    J.Lo is old as sh*t and can’t keep a man to save her pitiful life or singing voice. Mariah is happily married and is one of the biggest artists of all time. Please, J.lo was auditioning for Mariah last night and the Queen didn’t approve of that disorganized mess.

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  2. emi

    YAS!
    MIMI using Playback while JLo Singing LIVE

    WHO`s THE QUEEN NOW?!

    GO JLO

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    CHRISTOPHER STALLINGS Reply:

    @emi, JLO WAS NOT LIVE IT WAS A FULL IN BACKTRACK JLO NEED TO GIVE UP CAUSE U CAN’T RECREATE ON THE FLOOR AND THE PERFORM SUCK

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    Joe Reply:

    Jlo is not a singer, she’s a know dancer, real singers win Grammy Awards, Jlo has never won a Grammy in the 20 plus years in the music industry? Sorry???

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    Nancy Reply:

    @emi, “J.Lo” and “singing” shouldn’t be in the same sentence. The gutter rats in the South Bronx have better singing voices than her.

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  3. Jwho

    #Reductive

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  4. Eddie

    Ever since she left Marc, began dating Casper Smart and realized that her “in” in music is the euro/dance-pop she’s been killing it. She so much more confident and although I didn’t quite like “Live It Up” it’s definitely growing on me. The groove is infectious and dope for summer. Fingers crossed she has more hits on the album. “Love?” was a little bit of a let down, but she looks great as always.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Eddie, AGREED

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    Joe Reply:

    Is that why Jlo new song Living it Up only reach #73 on the Billboards top 100, because it so hot, Mariah new song “Beautiful” hit number #24, and that without spending half what Jlo spent on publicizing her new song, Mariah name along sells music, she has won 5 Grammys Award to Jlo none, in 20 plus years in the music business, SORRY???

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  5. bk

    YEEEEEEEEEES JENNIFER KIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLED !

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  6. Oh God Why

    Yawn….same old EDM/Doof Doof crap. Even Pitbull was lip syncing…like it’s that hard to rap like him, because he’s suuuuch a great lyricist.

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  7. Juicy

    Washed.

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  8. King

    Choreography was weak as hell..like really? You guys actually think this was good compared to her past performances on idol this was weak. Mariah’s shade was completely on point, she was slow to stand up then gave her an undeserving standing o without even clapping, but instead removing the confetti from her dress and hair. Mimi had master’s degree in shade.

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    KevRoc Reply:

    @King, Yeessss! Mariah will snatch this bimbo wig anyday

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    MisterB Reply:

    @KevRoc, How would she snatch her? With her Diamond mic or the playback she’s done for? haha.

    Seriously, I’m not paying attention to the “Queen battle” that people like to do between artists since day 1, but i think that an artist who doesn’t sing live, isn’t an artist… Nowadays everyone can record a single, not everyone can’t “PERFORM”.

    For me Jlo was performing (even if she can do much better for the dancing part cuz i’ve seen her in concert), but Miss Butterfly was modeling for me.

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    MisterB Reply:

    @MisterB,
    can perform* ;)

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    SerferTJ Reply:

    @King, More like a Master’s Degree in Laziness.
    She can’t move an inch on the stage, can’t sing her own damn songs, and can’t even lip synch them right!!
    And now she can’t even stand up?

    Some one get this woman a Life-Alert!

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    Nancy Reply:

    @SerferTJ, and someone needs to get you a LIFE!

    The job of a hater doesn’t suit you well.

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  9. angel

    wtf was jlo doing choreography was a mess. but it looks like she enjoyed herself so good for her! lolol at mariah at the end!! love Miss Carey!

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  10. jas

    hahaha mimi stood up to remove the confetti LOL QUEEN OF SHADE!!!
    I love Jlo, but the song is just a boring rehash of her last two singles.

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  11. lexi

    THis was the worst idol finale ever, performance wise. J.Lo’s song is horrible, and the dance wasn’t on point like it normal is. Also Mariah, J.Lo was singing live while you were lip syching, so you can’t throw shade.

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  12. bar

    jlo is 40 and still killing it…i cant believe that nelly was involved in kelly rowland’s abusive relationship..i mean just google kelsnetwork

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  13. Sushi

    This performance is FIRE! It would’ve been burning up if it was a huge crowd of dancers! Like, a FLASH-MOB!

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  14. clouds

    What performance were u all watching?? this was very well done! Rhiana couldnt even perform like this on her best day! Smh her ass always brings a doctors note to her performances!

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    Joe Reply:

    Mr Clouds, was this show a dance show or singing talent show?? If you like the dance performance, then you were watching the wrong show, you should have been watching “so you thing you can dance”, or dancing with the star’s , not Idol?

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    Nancy Reply:

    @clouds, But Rihanna is still a bigger star than J.Lo and hasn’t flopped around to each hood to do so.

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  15. ayesha

    It was hilarious ,fantastic
    J.Lo you rock

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  16. bobs

    I would rather watch a turd spin around in a toilet and listen to fart noises.

    Even Pit Bull lip synched his “rap” that is slower than a nursery rhyme. If he were to rap any slower, it would feel like an out take from Forest Gump.

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  17. Joe

    Don’t the public forgot Idol is a singing talent show not a dance show, Jlo is not a singer?,never really was and never will achieve that status, has never won any major music award like the Grammy’s in 20 years in the music industry, she a dancer, she was a known dance on the show In living Color as a fly girl, so this show wan’t about who dance better on Idol final show, it was supposed to be about the best singing for the night, not the best dance?????

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    Nancy Reply:

    @Joe, 100% to everything you typed.

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  18. cluods

    @joe please have a seat dear! They have nicki on here as a judge! Who btw is a rapper judgeing a singing show like u say! Get out here with that! Another thing, mr. joe jlo might be considerd a dancer I agree, but she was invited to perform to bring these sinking rateings! That dancing as u say she does has nrought her a long way honey! To the bank ass well $$$$$$$

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  19. Cherryfalls

    I don’t think Mariah was lip syncing because if she were, I think she would have recorded better vocals than that. I’m just saying. Even if she did don’t act like she hasn’t sung her ass off her 20+ years in the music industry. Jennifer is a diva, but she’s not a legend. Lastly, it’s no secret JLo isn’t a singer, y’all fans might wanna make sure she hasn’t lip synced herself before pointing the finger.

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    Nancy Reply:

    @Cherryfalls, Cosign.

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  20. RyanS

    song was terrible.. absolutely no thought into just another trashy pop song, getting tired now..

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  22. Musicjunkie

    People don’t give j.lo credit for what she has done . Do some research before y’all downgrade somebody . & grammies now & days don’t mean shxtt . Look at rihanna

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  23. LaMont

    Great performance!!!Jennifer Lopez really knows how to put on a show.

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