Paula Abdul

Biography: This former pop princess started out as a Laker Girl before becoming an Emmy-winning choreographer for performers (Janet Jackson), movies (Coming to America) and TV series (The Tracey Ullman Show). Abdul stepped into the spotlight in 1988 with her first album, Forever Your Girl, which spawned a succession of hit singles and made her a familiar face on MTV. Following disappointing sales of her 1995 album Head Over Heels, Abdul's career began to flag, but was revived in 2002 when she signed on as a judge for the televised singing competition American Idol. Her touchy-feely presence on the massively popular series helped Abdul weather a handful of scandals, including a hit-and-run accident and allegations she had an affair with a contestant. In 2009, Abdul announced she would not be returning for the ninth season of Idol, and her slot on the judging panel was subsequently filled by talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Paula Abdul's Scores

Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 70 The X Factor: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 39 The Talk: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
7 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
62 A Little Late with Lilly Singh: Season 1 Sep 16, 2019 Guest 3.6
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 4 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Fresh Off the Boat: Season 4 Oct 3, 2017 Holly 4.7
tbd The Talk: Season 8 Sep 11, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd So You Think You Can Dance: Season 13 May 30, 2016 Judge 7.0
tbd The Talk: Season 6 Sep 14, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd The Wendy Williams Show: Season 8 Sep 14, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd So You Think You Can Dance: Season 12 Jun 1, 2015 Judge tbd
67 The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 1 Mar 24, 2015 Guest 6.3
tbd The Wendy Williams Show: Season 7 Sep 15, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 5 Sep 8, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 6 Feb 24, 2014 Judge 9.6
tbd The Arsenio Hall Show (2013): Season 1 Sep 9, 2013 Guest 2.6
tbd So You Think You Can Dance: Season 10 May 14, 2013 Judge tbd
tbd Dancing With the Stars: Season 15 Sep 24, 2012 Judge / Performer tbd
tbd The Doctors: Season 5 Sep 10, 2012 Guest tbd
56 The Chew: Season 1 Sep 26, 2011 Guest 5.8
70 The X Factor: Season 1 Sep 21, 2011 Judge 5.8
tbd Dr. Oz: Season 3 Sep 12, 2011 Guest tbd
tbd The Wendy Williams Show: Season 4 Sep 12, 2011 Guest tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 9 Sep 12, 2011 Guest 7.8
tbd Live To Dance: Season 1 Jan 4, 2011 Judge / Executive Producer tbd
39 The Talk: Season 1 Oct 18, 2010 Guest 5.4
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 8 Sep 13, 2010 Guest tbd
tbd American Idol Rewind: Season 4 Sep 26, 2009 Judge tbd
tbd American Idol: Season 8 Jan 13, 2009 Performs / Judge 2.2
tbd American Idol Rewind: Season 3 Sep 27, 2008 Judge tbd
tbd Martha: Season 4 Sep 16, 2008 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 16 Sep 2, 2008 Guest tbd
tbd Hotel Babylon: Season 3 Feb 18, 2008 American Visitor tbd