Paula Abdul Makes Comeback
Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul makes a comeback in the reality-competition show arena via Live to Dance, which won the ratings game on its premiere broadcast.
Abdul, 47, is the executive producer and lead judge for the show. Joining her on the judging table are Travis Payne, the long-time choreographer of Michael Jackson, and former Pussycat Dolls member Kimberly Wyatt, who is also serving as a judge in Got to Dance in the United Kingdom (where Live to Dance format is very similar with). The host for the show is Andrew Gunsberg, who incidentally was the Australian Idol host.
Live to Dance pulled 10.2 million viewers during its two-hour premier Tuesday, November 4. However, only 2.4 million viewers were in the 18-49 demographic. The majority of that demographic tuned in to The Biggest Loser (3.4 million), which was second overall in ratings (8.7 million).
The show will compete with So You Think You Can Dance, but the new program allows dancers of all ages to compete.