Entertainment Weekly review on the performances last night
Next came the diva of the night: Jennifer Lopez. And did she ever put on a diva show. The American Idol judge (actually, all three of them—as well as host Ryan Seacrest—were in the building!) emerged singing “Get Right” while holding a glittery cane and wearing a fiery red flapper-style dress, that was completely covered in fringe. I mean, hello there, Jenny! And her opening video was by far the most indulgent amongst any of the other artists: A montage featured Lopez’s eyes, Lopez’s legs, Lopez’s various looks throughout the years. The crowd went nuts, and everyone only got more crazy when she did “Let’s Get Loud” and body dipped like her life depended on it. Next was a medley of “Ain’t That Funny,” “All I Have,” and “I’m Real,” before she pulled out a crowd pleaser that everyone was waiting for: “Jenny from the Block,” which featured a cadre of male backup dancers. And as if she hadn’t already heated up the place enough, Lopez next served up a ridiculous rousing version of her latest single “Papi.” Based on her performance—and the crowd’s reaction to it—you wouldn’t really have known that this song has yet to take off for Lopez. The diva saved the best for last, of course, with a blowout performance of her big hit of the year, “On the Floor,” which saw her sit in a throne atop a staircase in a luxurious red robe. The whole thing was deadly in all the right ways. Lopez has been back for a while, but this performance just sealed that for her.