Paula Abduls' American Idol Performance

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  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    OK, let me start by saying the only time I watch AI or X-Factor is for the auditions.

    TRA-GIC!

    But, I've just caught Paula Abduls performance on the last ep of American Idol.

    B*TCH ROCKED THE HOUSE!!

    Back flips, twirls, JUMPING off boxes into crowds of dancers, high kicks.. for a lady of a certain age who sits behind a desk judging people as to whether they should have a career in pop music, she performed her ass off and KILLED that thing.

    Go Paula!!

    Yes, she lipsynched. But.. I don't care. That wasn't a song, it was a performance, and she certainly did that.

    Very impressed!

    Now, I'm glad she's on the panel, to know that someone who actually *has* ability to attract people - like Cheryl in the UK.

    That Danni Minogue though.. Hmmm.

    Anyway, just very impressed.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Umm...sorry man, she blew. It was really tacky of her to lip sync and her dancing was mediocre at best. She should stick to choreography at least until she gets off the pain pills.
     
  3. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well I thought she did really well considering she doesn't really have a singing career.

    Lots of people lipsynch -I'm fine with it. It was about the 'wow' factor, not her voice (which doesn't even sound like her).

    I'm impressed by what she did, anyway.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I'd like to see what she can do off the drugs, quite honestly. You know she finally owned up to that little problem, right?

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/06/ent.paula.abdul/

    Somehow I think she might still be using.
     
  5. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Paula had a few big hits 15 years ago, and while I think it's cool to see her sort 'out of retirement' I think she's past her prime. I can appreciate why she's on Idol (I don't see Randy Jackson at ALL) but she's too old to get out their and jump around with the young people on the show. She'll never be able to show them up, at least not currently.

    Celine Dion can mesmerize the audience without all the fancy dancing; She takes the stage with a sort of confidence - not a lot of visual gags. Paula should do the same.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Celine Dion? I thought you were straight, Melrose? ;)
     
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    The gay mafia are undoubtedly sharpening their knives as we type.
     
  8. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The article was written before she did the performance.

    So if you're taking that article as truth, you did just see her off the drugs.

    Agree.

    I'm not saying she should become a performer and release singles etc.

    I just think its good that she can at least perform - since she's sitting there judging other people, thats all.

    I'm just jealous she has more botox than me :p
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I don't, really. There's obviously something still going on with her. She said in the article that she was never on drugs during the show. I think we all know that's a load of crap.

    Don't get me wrong- good for her for trying, I just thought it was a bit embarrassing.
     
  10. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Appreciating someone's voice and talent hardly makes that decision for me, man.

    I've liked Celine for as long as I can remember - but I grant you, while I have several of her CDs, they're not on my "Listen All The Way Through" list. On each of her albums you'll usually find two or three that are really good. Mostly it's just pop crap.

    Come to think of it, I don't think there's a pop singer that came after Celine that I do like.
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I was joking. ;)

    Not a Celine fan, BTW. I'm more the indie rocker dude type. Can't stand gay drama divas. That's why so many people here find it shocking that I watch Idol every year. I don't like the vast majority of music on that show. I just like to watch people come up from obscurity and do well.
     
  12. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Yeh I know.
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    I didn't see her performance and I don't actively watch the show (my wife does, and I sit on the couch next to her while on my MacBook), but isn't it a big pile of steaming BS that she's a judge on a singing-contest show and then when it was time for her to step up and perform (basically, to show everyone why she's qualified to be a judge) she lip synced?

    I mean, WTF is that?

    If I were one of the contestants, I'd be pretty annoyed.

    You may as well have Britney Spears be a judge on the show because that's what she does at her concerts- she lip syncs and dances.


    Wait a sec, why am I here? Why do I care again? :p:D
     
  14. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Her performance was fairly pathetic. lip syncing is annoying at best and her dancing was not interesting. FFWD button.
     
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    Why do any of you care enough to discuss this?
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    And had taste in music.:p

    I had a crush on Paula back in 89, now not so much.
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Perhaps she's just there for the dancing.
     
  19. suburbia macrumors 6502

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    Oh Paula... She's one sad mess nowadays, isn't she?

    I don't follow those Idol shows, but Paula does seem like a nice and sweet lady: I love "Straight Up", and loved it even more when I heard Halifax's punk-rock version. That's about it as far as her tracks go for me. She's harmless.

    As for Celine Dion... I find her utterly repulsive. She started her career as here in Canada as a Taylor Dane wannabe. Then she got a makeover and became the anthem for weddings and found her audience. A journalist once wrote the entire point of her career was to be a tax write-off, and I think that's the best description of her. Her voice, music and entire persona is so blend and lacking in any passion and individuality. I fail to understand how anyone can say she has a great voice.
     
  20. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Oh, you're just jealous because I'm man enough to own up to it.. so there. Mlehhh :p
     
  21. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Because its an open forum

    Why did you care enough to open this thread and be rude?
     
  22. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I didn't see her performance last night, but if in fact she did lip sync that is horrible!! That says a lot about her and the show :(
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Two words.

    Auto. Tune.


    I don't mind it if they lip-sync in a very physical performance, singing is going to sound awful in that sort of situation anyway but what annoys me is when people lip-sync and the stuff they're lip-syncing to is just massively effected. At least have the talent to get the words out in a studio on your own.

    Not saying she's untalented, we know she was but if you can't do a song without auto-tune then don't do the song.
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Paula is obviously a good choreographer. But she should leave the performing of it to someone else.
     

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