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Jennifer Lopez Expected to Announce 'American Idol' Return Soon

July 11, 2011 (4:28 am) GMT
The 'On the Floor' songstress is reported following in the footsteps of Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler by signing up for season 11 of the reality show.

is likely not going away from "". After mulling over her return to the singing competition, the 41-year-old singer/actress has agreed to once again sit at the judge panel when the show debuts its upcoming season next year.

Coming out with the report is E! Online which heard from a source that the announcement of J.Lo's return could be coming "any day now". Previously, FOX has confirmed that two other judges in season 10, and , have signed up for season 11.

Peter Rice, Chief of the network, has once said that they wanted to have J.Lo again on "Idol". The wife of , however, said in early June that she had not decided the matter. "I don't know," she stated. "I haven't been forced to make a decision and I'm glad about that because honestly I'm very kind of on the fence about it."

The eleventh season of the reality show has kicked off its auditions on June 28 in St. Louis, Missouri for a January 2012 premiere.

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