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.