Fifty-six-year-old Paula Abdul closed the 2019 Billboard Awards on May 1, 2019, and some may argue, she may have had the best performance of the evening.
This was Abdul’s first live performance at an awards show at the VMAs in 1991.
The 80s icon went through a six-minute medley of her greatest hits with the energy and precision of an artist who is half of the diva’s age.
Abdul dove off a high platform, at about 10 feet, caught by her dancers. Her dancers flipped her upside down. She was tossed back and forth. Her dancers dragged her still singing on the stage. She never missed a beat, and the audience looked amazed and shocked. The expression on the man’s face standing near Julianne Hough summed up Abdul’s act.
Hough, it should be mentioned, did not catch Abdul’s hat when it was thrown at her.
The former American Idol judge was reunited with MC Skat Cat, the animated character from her video “Opposites Attract.”
Yes, it did appear Abdul was lip-synching; however, Abdul was not made famous for her wonderful vocals.
Twitter exploded with people tweeting how impressed they were about the singer’s performance saying she was telling the younger artists how it was done.
Abdul will begin her residency in Las Vegas at the Flamingo “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” starting August 13.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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