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Jennifer Lopez Picks Her Idol Favorite and Preps to Dance With Casper

Apr 26 2012 - 10:54am

American Idol experienced some new drama last night when reports surfaced that Ryan Seacrest [1] might miss his first show in 11 seasons of hosting the program. Ryan, suffering from flu-like symptoms, skipped dress rehearsal, but when the cameras started rolling he was on stage and ready to work with judges Jennifer Lopez [2], Randy Jackson, and Steven Tyler. Jennifer showed her abs [3] in her latest eye-catching ensemble, wearing head-to-toe gold. Her cropped top was a jacket from Temperley London.

The contestants were also on point last night and belted out personal favorites and hits from rock band Queen. The judges sat back and enjoyed the show with the Idol hopefuls nailing song after song throughout the evening. Jennifer confessed her undying lover for Joshua Ledet and gave him a standing ovation following his chilling performance of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and “Ready for Love." Jessica Sanchez was pitch perfect on her rendition of Luther Vandross’s “Dance with My Father” and Hollie Cavanagh closed out the night with a cover of Miley Cyrus [4]’s “The Climb" — who are you rooting for on Idol [5]? Idol is back tonight with the results, and next week on May 3 fans will get a treat when J Lo takes the stage with boyfriend, and backup dancer, Casper Smart to perform "Dance Again."

Skylar Laine played the guitar.

Jennifer Lopez [6] wore gold for American Idol's live performance night.

Joshua Ledet got two standing ovations from the judges.

Jennifer Lopez [7] stepped out of her trailer in stilettos and gold harem pants.

Elise Testone joined the band.

Queen performed.

Hollie Cavanagh impressed the judges with her closing ballad.

The top six took the stage for a group performance.

Joshua Ledet was perfect during his latest performance.

Elise Testone wore a colorful ensemble during her performance.

Ryan Seacrest [8] gave Hollie Cavanagh a hug.

Phillip Phillips sang a Dave Matthews song.

Jennifer Lopez [9] winked to fans.

Elise Testone had fun during her number.

Phillip Phillips played the guitar

Skylar Laine wowed the judges.

Jessica Sanchez let loose on stage.

Skylar Laine sang a Queen hit.

Jennifer Lopez [10] walked to set with a friend.

Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler chatted before the show.

Hollie Cavanagh belted out a ballad.

Elise Testone sang a Queen song at the top of the show.

The contestants joined together on stage.

Elise Testone got the crowd on their feet.

Jennifer Lopez [11] let her abs peek out from under her top.

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