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J.Lo's ready for iHeartRadio's star-studded launch, not for 'Idol' announcement

July 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM ET

Jennifer Lopez promised to make a big announcement on TODAY Monday morning, but it might not have been the announcement some of her fans hoped to hear.

Rather than revealing whether or not she’ll return to return to “American Idol” next season,  J.Lo focused on the upcoming star-studded launch event for iHeartRadio. Still, there’s an “Idol” connection.  

“I’m here to announce iHeartRadio’s launch with the new concert that they’re doing,” Lopez said. “Actually, it’s going to be me, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas — so many people. It’s going to be this amazing concert in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 to launch the new iHeartRadio, where you can kind of customize your own radio stations. So, it’s pretty exciting. I’m glad to be doing it.”

Lopez, Tyler and “Idol” alum Underwood won’t be the only familiar "Idol" faces. Ryan Seacrest will host the two-day event and season one winner Kelly Clarkson will also make an appearance.

But superstar concert aside, TODAY host Ann Curry pointed out that “Idol” followers are sure to wonder about the announcement Lopez didn’t make. That’s when the entertainer promised a big reveal would be on the way for the TODAY audience sometime soon.

“You know, I love working on 'American Idol,' love doing it,” Lopez assured. “I have no announcement to make as of this moment, but I promise, you guys will be the first (to know).”

So, “Idol” fans, will you be disappointed if Lopez doesn't return to the show next season? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page.  

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