Jennifer Lopez is set to drop her dance-tastic video for “On the Floor” in less than a week, and she’s letting her fans choose how the Taj Stansberry-directed clip ends. On Thursday, Lopez visited Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show to announce that she’d be giving her fans the option to pick between two 15-to-20-second alternate endings, with the final cut airing during the March 3 “American Idol” broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
“You get to do what I do,” J. Lo said during “On-Air With Ryan Seacrest.” “Like, I go in there with my videos and I start editing and picking all the shots I like and the things that I like and what I feel the best kind of feeling for the record is. You guys get to do that. We picked two different ones and we weren’t sure.”
Lopez joins a list of stars, who have also maintained an interactive relationship with fans in order to get feedback on everything from song selection to tour set lists and promotional appearances.
Katy Perry’s “E.T.” Single
Back in December, Katy took to Twitter to ask fans what they thought should be the next single off her smash Teenage Dream. Shortly after, the pop star thanked fans for their suggestions, admitting that she agreed with the majority of them. Fast-forward two months as Katy selected the futuristic tune “E.T.” as to be the fourth release off her sophomore effort, and adding Kanye West into the mix.
Bon Jovi’s Concert Set List
When Bon Jovi teamed up with YouTube for a special concert show last year, the rockers were set on giving fans complete control. Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi recorded a video message, which was appropriately uploaded onto the site, asking fans to send in their song suggestions via text or video entry. And as expected, the group performed signature hits, including “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “It’s My Life” during the concert event.
Janet Jackson’s Tour Dates
Scheduling a tour can be difficult for busy artists, especially when there are so many cities to cover. However, that’s not the case with Janet Jackson’s upcoming world tour , for which she allowed fans vote on the cities where they’d most like to see her perform. The pop icon eventually selected a slew of dates based on fan submissions and they’ll get to hear her perform songs from her greatest-hits album, Number Ones.
Rolling Stone Cover
It’s not only stars who request fan feedback: Rolling Stone magazine is letting fans choose 1 of 16 unsigned bands to grace their coveted front cover, they announced last week. Through a tournament-style competition, fans will submit votes until the last two bands are standing. From there, the finalists will compete in an onstage battle of the bands that will determine who gets the cover and a recording contract from Atlantic Records.
Betty White’s ’SNL’ Facebook Campaign
As Betty White’s popularity skyrocketed in recent years, so did the demand for her onscreen appearances, including admirers who wanted her to score a gig on “Saturday Night Live.” After an overwhelming Facebook campaign to have the then-88-year-old actress host the late-night sketch comedy show, White finally took the “SNL” stage and gave viewers what they wanted. With the help of White, “SNL” alums like Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph, and musical guest Jay-Z, the show earned its best numbers in more than 18 months.
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