'Idol' Contestants Beware: Jennifer Lopez Doesn't Want You to Sing Her Songs

The singer says that while it's flattering to hear Idol hopefuls attempt her tunes, it's not the way to win her vote

Don't expect to hear too many renditions of "Jenny from the Block" or "Waiting for Tonight" during the upcoming season of American Idol. At least, not from the contestants!

People reports that new Idol judge Jennifer Lopez has a word of warning for hopefuls during the audition process: Don't sing my songs! Lopez, 41, talked to reporters in Los Angeles about contestants who took a swing at her tunes during try-outs. "It was cute, super entertaining and flattering, but no," she said.

But J.Lo doesn't want to be too harsh. "(The contestants) know we're not out to cut them down or make a joke of them," she said. "We're trying to mentor them to the next step." The singer-actress also mentioned that she's even cried when she's had to say no to devastated singers.

It's not all sad news though, as the diva went on to say they've already found 15 to 20 "real superstars who could be recording artists for sure." In fact, we might have the next Carrie Underwood coming our way, as Lopez noted that she and fellow judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson have seen "a lot of great country (singers)" during auditions.

They'd just better not attempt a country cover of "Ain't It Funny"!

Do you think Jennifer Lopez will allow American Idol hopefuls to sing her songs? Chime in below!

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