Sunday, August 9, 2009

Paula Replacement on 'Idol'


The search is on to find the right replacement for Paula Abdul on 'American Idol'.

Two guest judges have already been confirmed - Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry will serve as guest judges during the audition rounds.

As far as either of the two becoming permanent replacements for Paula, Peter Rice, of Fox Broadcasting told the New York Times:

“All of the people we are talking to have successful careers. I don’t even think they would be available.”

According to TMZ, Abdul was looking to ink a contract with Fox to the tune of around $10 million this season, but execs reportedly wanted her to sign a $4 million contract. Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest both recently signed lucrative contracts to stay on with the Idol franchise.

I am still shocked that Paula Abdul will not be returning to Idol for its ninth season. It truly will not be the same without her. A Paula replacement on ‘Idol’? Sure, they may find their fourth judge, but no one could ever fill her shoes. Leave me your thoughts below.

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