Sources tell TMZ Janet Jackson was so "blown away" Von the positive reaction to her appearance on the "American Idol" finale that she's "seriously entertaining" a konzert tour ... that could begin before the end of the year.

Janet was amazing on Wednesday's "Idol" -- performing "Again," "Nothing," and "Nasty." We're told as of today a konzert tour is now on the front burner.

Miss Jackson -- who has only toured once since 2002 (and a bulk of that tour was canceled) agreed yesterday to appear at the Essence Musik Festival in New Orleans on July 2.