Straight up, [artist id=”1397″]Paula Abdul[/artist] is going to perform her new single, “I’m Just Here for the Music,” on “American Idol” on Wednesday night, she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Tuesday morning (May 5).
Abdul worked on the dance track with producer Oliver Lieber, who also collaborated with her on her 1988 album, Forever Your Girl. “I’m Just Here for the Music,” the first single from Paula’s yet-untitled fall album, was also co-written by Danielle Brisebois and Wayne Rodrigues.
Before premiering the song on Seacrest’s KIIS FM show, Abdul said she just made the decision to perform it on “Idol” this weekend. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to do it, because timing is of the essence,” she said. “I put everything together Saturday, rehearsed on Sunday. … I feel really good about it. There’s a lot to see in less than three minutes.”
Abdul recently said that her contract with “American Idol” is up at the end of this season, but she assured fans that newcomer judge Kara DioGuardi, won’t be replacing her anytime soon. “Whenever there is change, it’s not about replacing anybody, it’s about possibly moving on,” she said on ABC’s “Nightline.” “I love the show, I do. I love what I do on the show, and I’m loving it more this season than ever. It’s taken me awhile to get comfortable in my own skin with the show.”
Much like Abdul, DioGuardi revealed last week that she still isn’t sure if she’ll be back for another “Idol” season. “Hopefully, they’ll keep me on,” DioGuardi said. “I feel grateful to America that they let me grow and they let me find my groove on the show and that they were patient.”
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