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Randy Jackson Calls Jennifer Lopez's 'American Idol' Breakdown a "Touching Moment"

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Feb. 25 2011, Published 7:14 a.m. ET

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Jennifer Lopez's emotional breakdown on American Idol this week received quite a bit of attention. So what did fellow judge, Randy Jackson, think about it?

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Randy chatted with OK! at the Treats! 2011 Pre-Oscar Magazine Launch Party at the Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills on Thursday about J. Lo's breakdown.

"Listen, it was a very touching moment I mean this was a kid that we all loved for a while on the show and his story is just amazing, so it’s a heartbreaker," Randy explained.

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What triggered Jennifer's tears was having to send Chris Medina home, whose tragic story of his fiancée touched many viewers.

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What did Randy say to Jennifer to help calm her down?

"She was just really worried about how she dealt with it so I said, 'Listen, you dealt with it the only way that you could.' " Randy recalled to OK!. "She was really sensitive in the moment and she was just really real with him and I think he could kind of tell."

"Because it was such a sober moment for all of us it was very emotional so when you walk into that and you sit in the seat you’re like, 'hmm something’s gonna be up here,' " he added. "And he knew that there were some performances that later just were not stellar."

Has Randy ever cried watching the show before?

"Not necessarily watching the show, but I used to cry with Ryan Seacrest all the time."

Reporting By Amanda Champagne

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