Jennifer Lopez believes that this year's group of finalists were thrown to "the sharks" a bit too early and as a result, it feels like she and the other judges are beating up on them on "American Idol".
Sitting down with Ellen, Lopez talked about the adjusted season.
"I feel that they're all super talented kids. I also feel like they were thrown to the sharks too early. We went from Hollywood week right to the main stage, which before we used to have those middle rounds which gave them time to adjust. So I feel like they're not coming into their own yet," said Lopez. "I feel like 'come on I need a wow performance from you'. 'Like you're amazing. What are you doing?' So it feels like we're beating up on them…"
Watch her full interview in video below to see what she predicts will happen further into the season and how she feels about fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.