Jennifer Lopez at The Golden Globe Awards 2015

Jennifer Lopez is moving on to way bigger and better things after it was revealed that American Idol — the talent show on which she is currently a judge — is being axed after this season.

Deciding to tell the world her news on the show last night, Jennifer got the hype surrounding her announcement started earlier on in the day by sharing a very teasy and cryptic message on Instagram to her 17.2 million followers. 


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The snap, which features J-Lo in the midst of a performance, was accompanied with the caption: 'HUGE announcement tonight!!! #TuneIn#IdolFinale 9/8c on @foxtv'. OOH. 

Taking to the stage at the end of the evening, 45-year-old Jen revealed that she was set to follow in the footsteps of Britney Spears, Cher and Celine Dion by taking up her own Las Vegas residency (which, in the music industry, if a pretty big deal with a pay packet to match!). 

She may not be taking on her new, four month role until the beginning of 2016 but tickets are already set to go on sale THIS WEEKEND and are expected to sell out faster than the merch on offer at a Chanel sample sale. So, if you're a diehard Jenny from the block fan, you'll probably want to snap those stubs up asap before you end up having to pay the heft eBay surcharge... 

Needless to say, her new role got us thinking about the amazing costumes she'll sport on stage. She's already admitted it's going to be the show she's 'always dreamed of creating' and if that's anything to go by, it's going to be EPIC. And what better excuse does she need to crack out some of the hottest leotards from her beloved — and very extensive — collection? Nope, we can't think of one either.

So, in honour of Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas residency, we've looked back at her most jaw-dropping, scantily clad leotards to date. We can't wait to see if she can top 'em:

1. Plunging AND high cut legs? No problemo

2. This sequin and feather outfit couldn't be more Vegas if it tried...

3. Ok, so it's technically a body stocking but the gem placement is strictly leotard territory

4. Making use of the leftover fabric from THAT Versace dress. Now this is what we call savvy...

5. Leather and fishnets don't phase J-Lo...

6. Getting her glam on in gold beaded tassels

7. Srsly, those tassels just won't quit

8. Cheering on the crowd in sexy cut-outs is all in a days work

9. Black, white and red is a classic colour combo for a reason... 

10. Welcome to Club Tropicana. Drinks are not free. 

11. Behold! The leotard-bikini hybrid — a new personal fav of Jen's

Yep, this is going to be amazing...

Want Jennifer Lopez's killer bod? Then you'll definitely want to check out our exclusive video workout session with her personal trainer below