She returned to the judges’ table this season to pass her wisdom on to hundreds of pop wannabes on American Idol.
But on Wednesday’s finale, Jennifer Lopez letting her performance do the talking, as she took to the stage for a powerhouse performance of her new single First Love.
Sporting a plunging purple fringed leotard with flesh flashing panels, the 44-year-old actress and singer shimmied her way through the number.
Showgirl! Jennifer Lopez flashed the flesh as she gave a dynamo performance of her single First Love during the American Idol finale on Wednesday night
She teamed her outfit with flesh coloured fishnet tights and high heeled lace up boots.
She wore her long light brown hair loose around her shoulders and flipped it in circles on top of the judge’s table at one point.
And at the end of the number, J-Lo sung a few bars of her hit single Jenny From The Block, much to the audience’s delight.
Singing star: J-Lo showed the American Idol wannabes how it’s done as she sang on stage
Just Jenny from the block: Lopez was immersed in the sultry performance, much to the audience’s delight
Wild hair: The singer wore her light brown hair loose around her shoulders and ran around the stage in high heeled lace up boots
The new song appears on J-Lo’s forthcoming A.K.A. album and her first performance after scooping the icon gong at last weekend’s Billboard Awards.
The Idol audience were in for a further treat when the star swapped her costume for a marginally more demure number to perform with fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr along with advisor Randy Jackson.
Sporting a flared skirt and sheer top with pretty embroidery protecting her modesty, the star wore her hair in an updo and held a tambourine as she sung Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors and Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way.
She’s still got it: Lopez showed off her impressive dance moves on the finale
Hair’s how: The singer ran her hand through her golden locks as she performed her signature hair flips
Hogging the spotlight: The stunning star swapped her outfit for a marginally more modest one as she took the stage for a performance with Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Randy Jackson
Dazzling diva: The singer looked simply beautiful for the number
Harry took on piano and vocal duties, while Randy played bass and Keith impressed on lead guitar.
‘Such a fun night on #IdolFinale #JLoFirstLoveonIdol #moretocome #JudgesRockIdol,’ Jennifer tweeted after the performance.
Caleb Johnson was crowned the 13th winner of the TV talent show and the rocker from North Carolina was clearly in shock following the announcement from host Ryan Seacrest.
The dynamic quartet: Randy Jackson played bass, J-Lo sat on the piano and sang, Harry Connick Jr played piano and Keith Urban played guitar
Playing her instrument: J-Lo got struck into her performance and tambourine playing
Dressed to impress: The star clapped and egged on the crowd as she stood next to Urban
Selfie time: Lopez immersed the crowd into taking pictures via their phones
After being named runner-up, Jena Irene sportingly hugged Johnson who then performed his coronation single As Long As You Love Me as confetti flew.
Earlier Johnson and Irene had kicked off the finale with a medley of Queen’s We Will Rock You, No Doubt’s I’m Just a Girl, and Bryan Adams & Tina Turner’s It’s Only Love.
Johnson’s album will be out in August.
Outfit change: J-Lo arrived on stage in a long sleeved grey glittery dress before her outfit swaps