Jennifer Lopez has reacted to the news that next year's series of American Idol will be its last.

Speaking on The Ellen deGeneres Show in America, she said: "After the finale this week and you feel that moment. You remember why you love this show.

"It just gives opportunity where there is none. And it's about dreams. And it's about everything that America is about."

Thanks to American Idol singers such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson are all household names, worldwide. No doubt this year's winner Nick Fradiani will follow suit.

DeGeneres isn't convinced that it's the end of the show either: "Well, Cher has retired many times too."

Lopez responded: "That's right. Rolling Stones have gone on their farewell tour how many times?" So never say never!