American Idol: Paula Abdul Replaces Luke Bryan & Fans Are Excited

Fans react to Paula Abdul’s return to American Idol to replace Judge Luke Bryan after he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Paula Abdul has returned to american idol to replace Judge Luke Bryan, and fans are loving this news. The “Opposites Attract” singer was one of the original judges with Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson before leaving after eight seasons. In the years since, Abdul has participated in other series of competitions, including The X factor, Live to dance, So you think you can dance, Y The Masked Dancer.

Season 19 named its top 16 contestants during Sunday night’s episode after a week of solo and duet performances with american idolTop 24 and celebrity guests. During that round, fans got a chance to vote for the first time this season after watching for weeks as the judges chose the contestants and narrowed the group down until only 24 singers remained. Live shows kicked off on Monday as the competition continues to search for its next winner, to be announced in May.

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Bryan announced on Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19, meaning he missed the start of the live shows on Monday night while staying home to recover. However, all is not lost as american idol decided to bring Abdul back to replace the country music singer, and several Twitter users have expressed their enthusiasm on social media.

It is unclear how long Abdul will replace Bryan as a guest judge. It will all depend on Bryan’s health; you will have to test negative for COVID to return, of course. Maybe he’s well enough at some point to appear remotely to give his opinion on every performance. american idol You can also choose to have a revolving door of guest judges in addition to Abdul, as a way to attract viewers and keep them tuned in each week. That last option may not be as feasible during the pandemic, and it might be best to keep Abdul around until Bryan can return.

Since Abdul has years of experience judging singing competition shows, he is a welcome addition to american idoljudging panel with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Fans are sure to be nostalgic for the early years of Idol when the series was a giant of audiences that produced such successful artists as Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert. Abdul’s return could bring back some of those original viewers, especially if she sticks around for a while.

american idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 pm on ABC.

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