Paula Abdul made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show recently, and the conversation turned to the popular singing competition, American Idol. The chat show host wasted no time in asking Paula for her thoughts on the recent drama surrounding contestant Latoya London‘s elimination. Paula expressed her disappointment, stating that people often forget how the show works. She believes that when a contestant delivers a great performance, they assume they are safe and neglect to vote, resulting in surprising eliminations.

Paula also discussed her own intuition, revealing that she had a feeling something strange was going to happen the night before Latoya’s elimination. She even woke up in the middle of the night in a panic. The unpredictability of the show left Paula uncertain about who would ultimately win American Idol. She mentioned her surprise at previous eliminations, like Jennifer Hudson, and acknowledged that anything could happen in the competition.

The conversation then shifted to Paula’s relationship with Simon Cowell, one of the show’s judges. Ellen wanted to know if their on-screen feud was real or just part of the act. Paula admitted that their relationship varied from day to day and even from week to week. She explained that it depended on Simon’s mood and how he walked into the room. Their dynamic seemed to keep the show interesting, eliciting laughter from both Ellen and the audience.

Later in the interview, the topic turned to Paula’s impressive career as a choreographer. She has worked with iconic artists such as Janet Jackson and George Michael, among others. Paula even reminisced about her time as a Laker girl, where her dance skills caught the attention of both players and jealous wives. Ellen took the opportunity to learn some dance moves from Paula, and they hilariously attempted to do the famous “George Jefferson” dance together.

The interview with Paula Abdul on The Ellen Degeneres Show was a lively and entertaining discussion about American Idol and Paula’s illustrious career in the entertainment industry. It was a reminder of the unpredictable nature of reality TV competitions and provided a glimpse into the dynamic between judges. With Paula’s charm and Ellen’s humor, it was an enjoyable segment that left viewers wanting more.

Originally aired on May 14, 2004