Jennifer Lopez on 'Idol' Auditions: "I've cried"

During a press stop during American Idol auditions, J.Lo shared some advice for contestants who have tried to earn a ticket to Los Angeles by performing one of her hits:  "It was cute, super entertaining and flattering, but no." It appears La Lopez would rather contestants perform songs most suited to their voices and personalities.

"They know we're not out to cut them down or make a joke of them," she told reporters. "We're trying to mentor them to the next step."

Adding fuel to rumors that the pop diva is more like Paula than Simon she admitted that she has been emotional through the process. "I've cried," Lopez said. "We get a lot of elation when we put them through and devastation, almost, when they're not. But it's been a ball."