Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another day, Another Idol judge GONE

by Nathan Taylor

This time American Idol has lost a judge for its next series. Paula Abdul would have to be the most well-known female judge in the Idol franchise, but after months of speculation about her future she has decided not to return to the ninth series of American Idol.

Abdul announced her departure to the world via Twitter saying "With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to Idol …I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from Day 1 become an international phenomenon."

Last season producers brought in a second female judge Kara DioGuardi to the panel to work alongside Paula, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. She only this week resigned on.

In Abdul's case it looks like money and contracts once again is the most likely cause of her exit.

While Abdul was a lot of the time quirky and sometimes looked like she was off her face, alot of fans will miss her standing up and dancing during performances and also her flirtatious disagreements with Simon were always funny to watch.

So Idol in the US wont be the same again and neither will Australian Idol with the recent sacking of Kyle Sandilands. (And NO, Abdul will NOT be joining Australian Idol)