American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez has offered pop superstar Britney Spears some tips ahead of her stint on the panel of rival show The X Factor, warning her not to stray too far from her roots.
The Toxic superstar and singer/actress Demi Lovato were unveiled as the new judges on the U.S. show on Monday (14May12), and will join existing mentors Simon Cowell and music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid.
Now Lopez has reached out to hand some advice to Spears, urging her to "just be yourself" if she wants to make a success of her time on the show.
Lopez tells Entertainment Tonight, "Just be yourself. I think it's just about really being your true self, not trying to be something that you're not. I feel a little scared for them 'cause I was scared when I started. It's live Tv - there's a lot of pressure that goes with it - but I think they'll do great. They've both been in the spotlight since they were very young, so they'll be fine."