American Idol 2011 News: New Judges Get Paula Abdul’s Seal Of Approval

Everyone has been talking about the new season of American Idol… even former judge Paula Abdul.

Paula Abdul, who judged the show for 8 seasons before leaving in 2009, said Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are “both fantastic.”

Abdul said she hasn’t seen the show yet or talked to J-Lo or Tyler personally but commented that, “They’re seasoned veterans. They know what they’re doing.”

Now on the expert panel of Live To Dance, Abdul says she holds no ill feelings.

“I have nothing but a debt of gratitude [for American Idol],” she told “There are aspects of it that I will always treasure.”

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