Yes it is true! Former American Idol judge [lastfm]Paula Abdul[/lastfm] is finalizing a deal to host a new version of Star Search, the old ’80s talent show hosted by the late Ed McMahon. Also check out videos of a very young Britney Spears and Cristina Aguilera when they were on the original Star Search.
Slated for Summer 2010, the Star Search remake is said to feature Abdul serving as a ccombination judge and host, although details are still being worked out. Rumors suggesting Paula was headed for Dancing With the Stars as well as Idol frenemy Simon Cowell’s upcoming X Factor series have also circulated recently. I hope she goes for the Star Search deal.
Back in the day when I was 8 years-old my Jazz Dancing group was scouted and sent to an audition for Star Search. We happily made it past the first audition but didn’t make it past the producers table . . . tear… the experience was good and I think it would be great if the show became popular again.
The original Star Search wasn’t just for singers it also featured actors, comedians models and of course dancers who competed for the grand prize and fame. So basically, it’s like America’s Got Talent.
Our very own AMP Artist [lastfm]Britney Spears[/lastfm], is an alumni of the long-running show:
Another AMP Artist Alumni is [lastfm]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm]:
What do you think of a revamped Star Search and the idea of Paula on board? Do we really need more shows like this – and is she the right person to host one?