What happens in Vegas typically stays there, but that won’t be the case once InStyle February cover bombshell Jennifer Lopez kicks off her Sin City residency Wednesday night. Lopez has doubled her already intense crunch and squat routine in order to keep up with her non-stop, career-arching show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. And while we’ll have to travel to Nevada to get a first-hand taste, we do have an idea of what she hopes to present to her fans.
“The set list has a lot of my hits, which people know. I think people get surprised when they come. They go, ‘Oh! I didn’t know she had that many hits, but I do,” she told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, Calif., last week. Lopez added that her singing and musical chops have rubbed off on her two 7-year-old children, Emme and Max. “Emme sings and Max is, I feel like, could be the next L.A. Reid or Clive Davis. He has an amazing ear.”
As for her goals for the show, let’s just say they’re nothing but major. “It’s awesome … It’s exciting. My goal as an entertainer, when I go out there, is to play great music that people know, and to make it exciting—an emotional journey for them, so they feel like they had a good time, felt something, and leave happier than when they came,” she said. “That’s my goal with it. And I think I’m going to be able to do that with this show.”
So what songs will she slay on the big stage? If the selection includes “If You Had My Love,” “Let’s Get Loud,” "On the Floor,” “Booty,” “All I Have,” “Get Right,” and “I’m Real,” we’d be happy, J.Lo-loving campers.
—With reporting by Carita Rizzo