Paula Abdul sways back and forth, slurs her words in a TV interview

If a TV interview Paula Abdul gave yesterday is any indication, this is going to be an awesome season of American Idol.

Paula appeared on Seattle’s FOX affiliate to promote the show yesterday, and her behavior is odd, to say the least. She sways back and forth, and once or twice looks like she’s falling over. She slurs some of her words, and babbles almost incoherently. If you’ve ever seen a drunk person try to act as though they’re completely sober, then this won’t be a surprise–not to say that she’s in any way under the control of any substance, because we know now, as she recently told us, that she’s never been drunk in her life.

The first question she’s asked is about what viewers can look forward to seeing on the show, and Paula says, “How about a lot of you coming in? It’s a wild party where you are.” That’s apparently a reference to the horrible auditions in Seattle, but a very strange one.

In any case, the interview was almost better than most of what she gave us sitting at the judge’s table last year. Via Defamer, here’s the incredible, entertaining footage:

Paula Abdul – What is she smokin’??? [YouTube via Defamer]

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