July 20th, 2009
04:39 PM ET
Am I the only one that wouldn’t mind if Paula Abdul left American Idol? Don’t get me wrong, I like Paula, just not on Idol. For me, Idol is about the singers, not about the judges. Over the years, the producers have tinkered with the judging formula and it just never gelled for me. Truthfully, the only one of the original three who I really like is Simon! The guy tells it like it is and 9 times out of 10, I agree with him. Randy sits in his seat and says “dawg” about 200 times an episode and Paula just rambles. Seriously, sometimes I can’t figure out if she is speaking in actual sentences or if I just have processing difficulties.
The worst part is that this all takes away from the actual performances. If we didn’t have to deal with the judges’ incessant bickering, the contestants would have more time to perform. Say what you will- and I know this is a touchy topic among devoted fans- but I thought Kara DioGuardi was a breath of fresh air this year. I would argue that she is more qualified to be up there judging than Paula- and as a bonus, I can understand what she says!
Paula, you are a beautiful woman. You have overcome obstacles in your life and have reinvented yourself multiple times. It’s time to do it again. You have a successful jewelry business- maybe expand that into an entire fashion empire. Hollywood is about moving onwards and upwards- your time has come.
What do you think? Do you want Paula to stay on American Idol or should she leave the show and try something new? Make sure to watch Showbiz Tonight for our fired up debate tonight at 11pm ET/PT on HLN- don’t miss it!
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