Jennifer Lopez stepped out of her black SUV in a bright yellow coat and white Milly trousers at Pasadena's Civic Center before cameras started rolling on American Idol's Hollywood Week auditions. Fellow judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler also arrived in separate chauffeured cars and joined J Lo inside with the show's hopeful contestants and host Ryan Seacrest. The singing competition returns to primetime starting January 18 with hopes of finding another chart topping winner. Last year's champ, Scotty McCreery, is already following in the footsteps of successful winners like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson by taking home his first ever music honor earlier this month at the American Country Awards.
There have been big changes since Idol wrapped on its 10th season last Spring. Since then J Lo announced her shocking split from Marc Anthony, and has since been romantically linked to Bradley Cooper and more recently Jen vacationed in Hawaii with backup dancer, Casper Smart. Fans can look forward to seeing twice the amount of J Lo in 2012 as she balances her Idol responsibilities in addition to shooting her new talent series Q'Viva! The Chosen.