Jennifer Lopez is the second judge in two days to announce a departure from the hit FOX show, American Idol.
The 42 year old star says she "feels like the time has come to get back to the other things that I do."
Lopez is prepping her first greatest hits album and is co-headlining a world tour with Enrique Iglesias.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler announced his exit on Thursday, leaving the show's judging panel down to one, Randy Jackson. Lopez served as a judge for the 10th and 11th seasons of Idol.
Preliminary auditions for season 12, which rolls out in January, are already underway.