Paula Abdul Explains Idol Confusion
Paula Abdul has explained her confusion on Tuesday night's 'American Idol' (April 29), when she accidentally critiqued two songs by contestant Jason Castro, despite him only performing one.
Discussing the mix-up on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Abdul said that the judges were asked to give their feedback of the contestants after all five had performed.
"I go, 'We have never had to do this before... Oh my God, what do we do?" she explained. "We were freaking out. I said, 'We're gonna need paper and a pen to make sure we remember what we saw.'"
Abdul stated that in the show's seven years on air they've never been asked to critique all of the performers at once and that they "were only following directions."
"I got lost in my notes, and that is as simple as it was," she adds. "It's so confusing."
Additionally, several gossip websites reported that Abdul had been drinking over lunch with her rep, Jeff Ballard, sending Perez Hilton a strongly worded email stating:
"Set the record straight…. Paula was NOT drunk yesterday, she did not have a martini yesterday at lunch. It was a sparkling water with lime….she DOES NOT drink……you are just repeating what TMZ had up for a few minutes earlier today and have since taken down completely since they didn't have the proof to back it up…and don't want to risk legal action. It also wasn't her assistant that was with her…it was the head of Talent for FOX.
Do the right thing and correct this erroneous reporting."
Watch last night's Idol blunder below (via Perez Hilton).