As the 10th season of “American Idol” continues, Jennifer Lopez is using her new seat at the judges’ table as a platform to help launch her musical comeback.
It was announced on Wednesday (February 23) that the triple-threat entertainer will premiere the video for her single “On the Floor” during the Thursday, March 3 “Idol” broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The RedOne-produced dance track, which features Pitbull, was released on iTunes worldwide on Monday and has already had an impressive impact. According to a press release, less than 24 hours after its release, “On The Floor” has surged to #3 on the U.S. iTunes digital chart and is at #1 on the chart in Spain, France, Sweden, Australia, Finland, Greece, Austria and Belgium.
MTV News recently visited Lopez on the set of her Taj Stansberry-directed clip, where the pop star dished a few details about the video.
“I play one character where she kind of runs this party, acts like she’s kind of over it, but at the same time loves it and loves this kind of underground kind of party dance culture,” she explained. “So I got to be wild and crazy, and at the same time I got to be sexy and sweet too.”
“On the Floor” is the lead single from J.Lo’s upcoming album, Love? The “Idol” judge also spoke about her connection to the song and admitted she made RedOne replay the club jam several times after her first listen.
“Because I really feel like, emotionally, I connected to it, but also because of how much I love to dance and how much that’s always been such a big part of who I am since I started,” the songstress explained of why she fell for the song. “Since I was a little girl, I just totally connected with the idea of getting out there.”
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