Paula Abdul is back on a FOX reality show. She is a pioneer judge of American Idol and served as the premier judge for The X Factor USA. She now serves as a judge on the American version of So You Think You Can Dance and here is what she has to say about working with ex-Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe and judge Jason Derulo.
Well, I feel like Nigel is part of like my family. Nigel is one of the
executive producers of American Idol, so I’ve been working with FOX and
with Nigel Lythgoe for well over a decade, and I’m part of that family
there. So, I’ve known him for quite some time and I’m enjoying
immensely working with him and loving the fact that Jason Derulo is part
of the panel.
Jason, I’m a huge fan of. He’s an incredible added judge. He has a
background that totally exemplifies as a young kid wanting to be a
performer. He went to performing arts school. He has a lot to offer. He’s
an incredible songwriter. He has the element of currently being out there
performing as an artist, and it’s just a great chemistry. We all get along
extremely well and are having maybe a little bit too much fun at times.