Idol finale warmup: Paula Abdul on record for tonight
By M&C Smallscreen May 20, 2008, 23:39 GMT
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Paula Abdul talks about finalists, and defends David Archuleta’s father, reveals finale performance secrets and admits to wanting a change next season on Idol.
Terri Seymour joined American Idol’s Paula Abdul for a day of beauty at a Spa in Los Angeles where she dishes about the Idol finalists, defends David Archuleta’s father, reveals a secret about the finale and admits to wanting a change in next season’s Idol!
As for the two remaining David’s, Abdul says, “It seems split down the middle…The adults are talking Archuleta and the kids are talking Cook…” Abdul offers Archuleta advice saying, “Take risks…I want him to break out of his comfort zone.”
When asked about Archuleta’s father who has been labeled a “stage dad,” Abdul comments, “He [father] has taken up a lot of publicity right now and kind of taken away from the strength of his son’s talent, so hopefully that will just be put to rest once David gets on stage…” She adds, “The public’s just hearing lots of stuff…I think David’s dad has done an excellent job of getting David to the point he is right now.”
According to Idol’s Nigel Lythgoe, the biggest star in the world will be performing at the Idol finale and Abdul gives “Extra” a hint! “I think it’s MJ,” Abduls reveals. When asked if she really believes Michael Jackson is performing, Abdul responds, “Yeah, I have a sneaking suspicion.”
Since the Idol finale is just around the corner, Abdul tells Seymour how stressed she is exclaiming, “[I] just want to change my phone number, crawl into a hole, put up a sign: No more tickets left, no more tickets left. People have crawled out of the rocks for tickets. Driving me crazy.”
Abdul tells Seymour that she hopes to be more involved in next season’s Idol. “I’d love to really be able to work with the kids and have time to talk to them…just give them a bit of wisdom. I’d love to do that. Love to be able to choreograph some of the medleys…”
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