She is literally the star of the show.

So it seems only appropriate Jennifer Lopez shone the brightest as the big names turned out in force for the American Idol finale in Hollywood on Thursday.

The judge wore a bittersweet smile in her face but was certainly as stunning as ever as she sauntered down the preshow red carpet.

The 46-year-old was looking great for her age in the figure-hugging dress, which showcased her dancer’s physique to the full.

However even the Jenny From The Block star’s substantial curves were almost overshadowed by her gown’s dramatic long train, which dragged across the floor, though not quite of course.