Former American Idol and The X Factor judge Paula Abdul will be appearing as a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance tonight, alongside Erin Andrews. Paula has previously guest judged Dancing With the Stars.
Lisa De Moraes suggests this is “the reality-TV equivalent of a Hail Mary pass” because “Dance’s overall audience is down about 27% this summer, compared to last.”
But while Paula has dance credentials, I’m not sure she’s that much of a television draw any more; she was pretty boring on The X Factor and was fired from that show, after all. If she was a ratings draw, wouldn’t she still be on it?