American Idol Season 8 – Will Paula Abdul Have A Breakdown on National TV?
Is Paula Abdul accusing American Idol producers putting her in harms way by allowing her now dead stalker Paula Goodspeed to audition for the show some sort of publicity stunt to get people to watch the new season of Idol? (Previous post on Paula flipping out here.)
With Idol ratings falling in 2008 this could be a strategy to get people interested in the soon to be starting eight season.
This allowed the former producer of Idol Nigel Lythgoe to then come out and defend the show generating more publicity.
Will this supposed conflict bring in the punters? If it doesn’t American Idol producers have made other changes to the show.
Reality TV Mag writes about the changes. They include:
- A fourth judge – Kara DioGuardi a songwriter is now a judge, possibly increasing Paula’s paranoia.
- Fewer audition weeks featuring “fewer bad singers and more “˜aspirational’ singers”;
- Instead of a Top 24, the show will feature a Top 36 which will eventually be narrowed down to 12.
- The Wild Card round will return while the charity-based Idol Gives Back isn’t on the schedule for this season.
Fox 8 will be screening American Idol fasttracked from the US from the 14 January 2009.
Anyway you make your own judgement on whether Paula has gone loopy or if it is a publicity stunt by looking at the You Tube clip above.