There are many reasons why Paula Abdul would be a perfect fit to judge Dancing With the Stars.
The pop star and celebrity choreographer, who made her second appearance on the show this season this week, danced around rumors she may join the panel. But her enthusiasm for DWTS was apparent when she spoke with PEOPLE before her performance on Tuesday’s results episode, which sent home Apolo Ohno and Emmitt Smith.
“Being a part of this show is truly an amazing experience because you walk on the set and it’s like The Wizard of Oz,” Abdul, 50, said Monday night. “Everyone is so excited to see what’s being created, so much amazing talent here and they love to work hard. I would be honored if they invited me to clean the dressing rooms. In fact I’ve rented a couch in the back.”
Abdul said performing on the show was “a dream come true,” as she staged a remix medley of four of her No. 1 hits, which are set to be released as a bundle on iTunes. Her new single of the remix is called “Dream Medley.”
“What I’ve always wanted to do is stage choreographically and concept-wise something innovative that no one has ever attempted on television before,” Abdul said of her performance. “There [are] so many intricate details, I’m running all over the stage doing so many different things. Some of the pros are making cameo appearances in some compromising positions and situations, and that’s been a lot of fun for me.”
As for watching and critiquing performances rather than doing the dancing herself, the former American Idol judge said, “I’ve been in the intense grind of a weekly show for the past decade. Hard work is no stranger to me.”