8 Seasons & Reasons American Idol Will Fail Without Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.

I bet after my writer’s block last week, you didn’t think I would do it.

But ha! Non-believers, I shun you! Shun, shun, shun!

Idol will fail and we all know it. No Paula, no Idol.

I will NOT be watching, and neither will my mother and her friends. Who, just in case you didn’t know, have attended to many American Idol concerts via the season tours.

American Idol image via 19 Entertainment

The original 3

She was one of the three original judges and is synonymous with the brand. You think American Idol, you think Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul.

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.

The opium-LSD infested trips will come to a not-so-amusing halt.

Not going to lie – the Paula who seemed like she was on the same stuff as the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland was very amusing.

You just had to watch – to see what would happen next.

The rambling, her making up her own words…but you must admit, through it all, she’s just so darn cute!

You can’t help but love her!

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online. -- Choreographer Paula Abdul practices a dance routine with singer Janet Jackson. June 20, 1986 California, USA

A 1980s-90s attachment.

Okay, so I don’t know about you – but I know about me, my cousins (who were also ballerinas) and a few of my contemporary dance friends…

When we were 8-years old, some of us were mimicking the moves of the Forever Your Girl Straight Up!

And when we heard our dancing idol from our childhood was on this show called American Idol – she was the ONLY reason we (initially) tuned in.

So while, we’ve come to enjoy (or hurl) the “dwag” pound and snicker together with the snarky British man – if the reason we started watching leaves the show I guarantee you, we will leave too.

She has, and we have. So said, so done (btw, the video above is of Paula teaching Janet Jackson to dance. Just so you know.)

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.

Co-co-co-cold Hearted Ooh-Ah-Ooh-Ahh!

Fond memories of Season 1 y’all, watching Nikki McKibbin, Kelly Clarkson and Justin –what’s-his-face, singing and dancing to the number ones of the former Laker Girl.

Yea, did you know she had six number one hits?

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.

The outfits

She’s like American Idol Barbie. Always dolled up to the max, sometimes she looks like a doll…going to the prom…wearing what a 17-year old should… But yes, we LOVE her for that.

Paula’s never been afraid to be herself.

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.

The dancing

She’s 48-years old and kicks it back better than half of the Millennial kids I know. When she proved that to us, once again, last season – it was like watching Cher or Madonna: we know they age, but they never get old.

They stay in shape and they just reiterate to us time and time again, why we love them.

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.


She’s not Paula.

If you think she holds a candle just because she sorta-stripped at the season finale in 2009, you are sadly mistaken.

That’s all.

Paula Abdul image from Paula-Online.

The end of Saula

The Snarky Ken and Dancing Barbie are officially breaking up and I’m sad.

No more public tickling moments, no more drawing on each other’s faces, endless making out and enough “hidden” sexual chemistry to blow up Los Angeles making it an island.


We’ll miss you Miss Abdul.

Goodbye, American Idol — hello cable & DVDs 🙂


Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima.

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  1. I haven't watched AI for a long time but I have worked some of the concerts. I could care less what happens on AI but I do agree she is the brand.

  2. I LOVE this! i'm not watching anymore either…

  3. hehe, awesome 🙂

  4. LOL!! This was awesome!

    I love Paula. I waon't be watching Idol without her either.

  5. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  6. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  7. it might fail or it won't fail. ellen is a talkative mother, so with that kind of non-stop blabbing, I'm sure Ai will be more fun to watch! 😀

  8. lol — I guess we'll see in the spring 🙂

  9. lol — I guess we'll see in the spring 🙂