Jennifer Lopez felt awkward judging `American Idol`

Washington: Jennifer Lopez, who is back on stage for her ‘Dance Again’ world tour, has revealed that she wasn’t at all at ease while judging ‘American Idol’.

The star also insisted that she feels far more at home while performing to thousands of fans.

“I’m a professional! And as fun as it was to take a break from everything and do that for a little while, this is where I belong,” a website has quoted her as telling a leading daily.

“I’m so much more at ease on stage than I was sitting in that chair,” she said.

However, the curvy Latina has credited the talent show with inspiring her musical comeback in 2011 and is thankful for the experience.

“‘Idol’ was a catalyst for all this movement in my life. Talking to the contestants and sharing what I’ve learned over the years performing live and singing in the studio - it got me back to those things,” she said.

“All of a sudden I realized I knew all this stuff,” she added.