'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Can Paula beat 'Idol'?
January 11th, 2011
02:02 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Can Paula beat 'Idol'?

In a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres revealed today, Paula confesses to Ellen that she did watch “American Idol” when Ellen was a judge on the show.

“I thought you did a good job," Paula tells Ellen. "I thought you handled yourself with poise and elegance. You handled yourself the right way that is authentic to who you are.”

Ellen is no longer a judge on “Idol," but Paula’s new show “Live to Dance” will be competing against “Idol” for viewership! The big question today is: Can she beat “Idol”?

I think it will be tough to beat – it’s got a built-in fan base. I think Paula’s show will do well, but she has the challenge of a brand new show, selling it to an audience, building a fan base, gaining strong viewership – but as we know, Paula is determined and loves a challenge!

What do you think? Can Paula beat “Idol”? Post your comment below.

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  1. mari

    Paula's show is great. The first two episodes were fun to watch, many of the dancers that auditioned in the Dance Domes were quite talented and the others were entertaining. Is it true that the Dance Domes were constructed by DomeGuys International? They look so cool!

    January 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. liz

    Good show Paula, keep it on.

    January 12, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. DotDotDot

    Not a chance. Paula's show is hard to watch. From the obnoxious set to the irritating host, I lasted about 60 seconds before changing the channel.

    January 12, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
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