So says former judge, Paula Abdul. But is she right? Or is she selling herself a little too highly here? Sure she was cute and funny and very supportive of the contestants. We loved to watch the flirting between her and her long ago ex, Simon. But was Paula as essential to the show as Simon Cowell, who basically created the show, took it to the US, and has shaped much of the mood of the shows with his caustic comments the contestants either take bravely as ‘constructive criticism’ or bite back and make their name on the show as media personalities when the singing didn’t quite go according to plan?
Paula revealed her optimistic prophecy on American Idol as she unveiled her own new reality TV show, Live to Dance. The show will have dancers of all ages, from individuals to groups, compete to see who are America’s best dancers.
Paula is impressed with the choice of ‘seasoned veterans’ Steve Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as judges. She thinks that will give the show some credibility as they both clearly know how to make it big in show business. Well, she either truly thanks that or she wants to put out some easy publicity about her own new show set to premier early next year!
But Paula is remaining tight lipped about whether she will appear on Simon’s new show, an American version of the hit show X-Factor. “We’ll just have to see, won’t we?” she teased. The only thing we do know is that Paula will be a judge on Live To Dance when it premiers on CBS in January 2011.
Will you be answering the casting call to Live to Dance? And is Paula right to say that American Idol doesn’t need Simon Cowell? And what chance has Live To Dance got of challenging American Idol in the ratings war?