*Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband Ojani Noa says he plans to audition for the upcoming season of “American Idol,” which just added his former wife as a judge.

Yes, at 36 he is too old to audition, according to “Idol” rules. But Noa – a Cuban immigrant who met Lopez when he was a waiter – says he still plans to join the hopefuls trying out in Los Angeles.

“Ojani Noa will be in line at the Forum on Sept. 22 to try out for ‘American Idol’ in front of his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez,” Noa’s manager Ed Meyer confirmed to E! News.

“He escaped Cuba and married Jennifer Lopez, now he wants to be the American Idol,” Meyer said. “Of course, he will sing a Jennifer Lopez song.”

Noa and Lopez married in February 1997, but divorced less than a year later.