Paula Abdul

Simon Cowell: American Idol suffered when Paula Abdul and me left

Simon Cowell: American Idol suffered when Paula Abdul and me left

Simon Cowell thinks ‘American Idol’ wasn’t the "same show" after he and Paula Abdul left. The 56-year-old music mogul was on a judge on the pop star search show from 2002 to 2010 but quit to bring his British show ‘The X Factor’ to the US. However, he believes the show started to suffer when fellow judge Paula left in 2009 and then got worse after his depart... »

Paula Abdul quit Idol 8 times in a day

Paula Abdul quit Idol 8 times in a day

Paula Abdul quit ‘American Idol’ eight times – on her first day. The ‘Straight Up’ singer – who was an original judge on the talent show alongside Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson – felt so uncomfortable critiquing the aspiring singers, she wasn’t sure it was the job for her. She said: "A few years ago, this man came up to me and introduced himsel... »

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