Paula Abdul Ready to Bring Crazy Back

May 24, 2010 By:
Paula Abdul Ready to Bring Crazy Back

Finally! Paula Abdul has landed a new TV gig! Rather than come back to American Idol or join Simon Cowell on his new show X Factor.

According to a statement from CBS, Paula will be joining Got to Dance, a U.S. version of the U.K. reality show competition. On Monday, the network confirmed that Paula will be lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on the show! Talk about an upgrade from Idol!

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"She signed the contract Tuesday," an insider tells

Paula added, “I've spent the better part of my life teaching, mentoring, nurturing -- working with so many talented people -- and I consider myself truly blessed to be able to continue to do something that I hold so dear to my heart. Compelling stories, exciting competition and amazing dance performances are guaranteed."

She also tweeted, "Here's a shout-out for all my fellow dancers."

We think this is a perfect fit for Paula! Her background has always been more dance-oriented than singing. And while she was always a treat on Idol, we think she’ll really be able to come into her own with this new show.