Paula Abdul Steps Closer to 'So You Think You Can Dance' Gig

Paula Abdul Steps Closer to 'So You Think You Can Dance' Gig-photo

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?

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  • Bill
    Bill

    That's not charisma! It's alcohol and prescription drugs!

  • Beauty
    Beauty

    Yeah. It looks like her A.I. stint is final to me too! ALL the powers that be (Freemantle, FOX, 19, etc.) issued an IMMEDIATE response to her "goodbye AI" twitter. They didn't even wait until the next day. It was more like a few minutes later. She won't get anything NEAR the 10 (+?) million she was offered by A.I., but at least she won't have to stifle any grudges or resentment while being SURROUNDED by A.I. personalities that are getting paid between 2X & 10X MORE than she is per year!!! Happiness can't be bought and self-worth shouldn't be underestimated. Paula has her jewelry line and is still an active and courted choreographer, but she needs a popular TV gig (like A.I.) to help boost her popularity and plug her hustles. Hopefully A.I. will backtrack and give her a "save face" re-offer (that she'll humbly accept) or SYTYCD comes through for her next season. Much love and best wishes to Paula Abdul and all her future endeavors!!!

  • Vallo
    Vallo

    Idol without the sheer verve, joy and enthusiasm of Paula Abdul will sink into a boring morass. Shame on Fox for treating her so shabbily after all the years she has worked on the programme. Think they will live to regret letting her go, or pushing her out! Nigel is aware of her talents and will be more careful I think. Good Luck Paula. Hugs.

  • girl
    girl

    PAULA ROX. IDOL WILL LOSE ALL BUZZ WITHOUT HER AND THATS THEIR OWN FAULT. CANT WAIT TO SEE IDOL GO DOWN IN RATINGS WITHOUT HER. Im still praying they will bring her back though. But She will be awesome on SYTYCD

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    "So you think you can" stay sober enough to finish the show Paula.

  • Emmi
    Emmi

    I will watch Paula anywhere, theres nobody on TV with more charisma than her. Nobody!

  • ellie
    ellie

    that would make me watch the show, so yeah. however i want her back on Idol,thats her HOME. also i find it hilarious media couldnt care less about the idol auditions today. that just shows media doesnt care about idol without paula!. in your face FOX

  • lynzaa
    lynzaa

    well, she IS a choreographer, and all-round performer, so why shouldn't she be on this show? Too bad it hasn't been around that long, this is where she could've started, instead of AI.

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