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Paula Abdul: 'X Factor' Auditions with Simon & Cheryl!

Paula Abdul: 'X Factor' Auditions with Simon & Cheryl!

Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell arrive at the Galen Center for the first day of X Factor auditions on Sunday (May 8) in Los Angeles.

The former American Idol judges were joined by their new co-panelists Cheryl Cole and L.A. Reid.

Paula was confirmed as a judge earlier in the day!

“I think what you get with this new group is that were all meeting each other for the first time,” Paula told THR about her fellow judges. “Getting into that chemistry of what’s gonna happen, you have to throw it all away … anything goes.”

FYI: Paula is wearing Vhernier jewelry.

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26 Responses to “Paula Abdul: 'X Factor' Auditions with Simon & Cheryl!”

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  1. 1
    EMILY Says:

    cheryl is gorgeous.

  2. 2
    Isabel Says:

    Not sure if I completely love her outfit, but Cheryl looks amazing nonetheless.

  3. 3
    Alaia Says:

    Clearly Cheryl’s hair stylist hates her. I do, too.

  4. 4
    Whatever Says:

    I dont know the Cheryl person but I love Paula! ~listening to straight up~

  5. 5
    Kate Says:


  6. 6
    Alex Says:

    Cheryl looks gorgeous, and the first thing she did is to greet the fans, then the press :)

  7. 7
    Nahahha Says:

    Simon doesn’t look very happy to see Paula. Wasn’t it his decision to let Paula go for American Idol? Now Paula has to come back and kiss Simon’s behind…

  8. 8
    Whatever Says:

    I think they need to replace Cheryl crow with princess Beatrice. She could wear a different hat every night.

  9. 9
    Danielle Says:

    This cheryl cole chick is ridiculously ugly, I don’t understand why simon insisted this chick to be a judge. Paula in the other hand got more respect. This show will flop with this FAIL lineup.

  10. 10
    sarah Says:

    Cheryl Cole is pathetic and untalented.

  11. 11
    Kate Says:

    To all you HATERS, JEALOUS. ENVIOUS, SPITEFUL TWITS. get a life,because you are very in insecure and unhappy with you own lives that you need someone to shove all your anger on. JEALOUSY is very hard to control. CHERYL IS GORGEOUS AND TALENTED

  12. 12
    Susan Says:

    She’s pretty but the outfit is not.

  13. 13
    Lisa Says:

    Cheryl is FABULOUS

  14. 14
    Called It Says:

    I like Simon and Paula together, they’ve always had great chemistry.

  15. 15
    peanut Says:

    Are you guys kidding? Two of the most moronic idiots on the planet! Seriously!

  16. 16
    Ann Says:

    Paula is so BEAUTIFUL!! I’m loving the Simon & Paula reuniion. They look so good together. :))

  17. 17
    Una Says:

    It would be good if they include guest judges on the panel from the UK X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent such Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh and Amanda Holden.

  18. 18
    Mairead Says:

    Simon Cowell sure knows how to pick Brits with extra thick accents – Cheryl Cole (Geordie) and Steve Jones (Welsh). I can’t wait to see the public’s response to this when the X Factor first season begins.

  19. 19
    Jen Says:

    So it’s the idol judges except with a different black guy and a different Kara Dioguardi

  20. 20
    hoezac Says:

    paula is the best….thanks simon for bringing her back

  21. 21
    vl Says:

    Cheryl is actually beautiful, but she doesn’t have a clue how to dress and stuff. Plus she’s all about being “famous” in the US now. Pffff.

  22. 22
    Stan Says:


  23. 23
    lisali Says:

    Cheryl seems to have no sense of style..yikes.

  24. 24
    Olivia Says:

    What’s with that Cheryl chicks outfit and hair!?
    …Checked out her songs on youtube, meh I’m not sure I’m into her stuff at all. We should of had someone else judge.

  25. 25
    Allie Says:

    Should have been Nicole instead of Cheryl as a judge. My problem is that she (and Simon) are using this to launch her career in the US like the UK X Factor did it for the UK. She doesn’t care about finding talent in the US. Jennifer Lopez was the same. She doesn’t want to judge American Idol but it was a platform for her to relaunch her music career. Does anyone really think that “On the Floor” would have been such a hit if she wasn’t on AI every week? No. It has you in people’s homes’ every week and guaranteed that you get to perform your new single at some point.

    It just sucks that Taio Cruz, Adele, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding worked hard to get success in America. Cheryl obviously doesn’t want to do that. Unfortunately she’ll have little credibility on the show as people don’t know her as a singer. She’s the one that’s supposed to identify with them – came from a reality show, young pretty pop star. People don’t know that.

    I’ve heard that Fox have a clause that they can fire her after the first season if she doesn’t impress – I’m hoping that that is why Nicole is the co-host – they can boot cheryl after one season and Nicole can just fit into that judges seat nicely – Simon’s keeping her sweet by offering her a gig on the show just now.

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