Paula Abdul Steps Closer to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Gig

Celebuzz / August 7, 2009

It looks like this really might be happening!

Variety reports that So You Think You Can Dance honcho Nigel Lythgoe is in talks with Paula Abdul to bring her on board.

Lythgoe says he brought up the matter to Abdul on Thursday, the day after she announced her resignation from her American Idol judge position, and that they will resume the negotiations this weekend.

He also added that “there’s no question” that he’s interested in adding Abdul to the show, which had its season finale on Thursday night.

“I don’t know anybody thats had her experience of being a dancer, of being a choreographer and of being a judge,” Lythgoe says.

However, Lythgoe says that he’s not necessarily considering making her a permanent addition to the judge’s panel. Rather, he’s considering other options, such as including Abdul in the show’s third-judge rotation.

Also, he’s worried that Abdul’s departure from American Idol may be reversed. The decision seemed pretty final to us!

Speak up in the comments section: Do you think Paula would be a good addition to So You Think You Can Dance?