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Secrets from an American Idol with Paula Abdul - SuperCharged Life with Dr. Judy

SuperCharged Life with Dr. Judy

Grammy Winner, Emmy Winner, and Multi-platinum Recording Artist Paula Abdul shares untold stories from her rise to fame! From the moment she packed three different outfits and registered with three different names to audition for the Laker Girls to hitting number one on the charts with a song once tossed in the trash can, Paula Abdul has always believed “No is just the beginning of a negotiation.” Learn how self-awareness and sheer tenacity took a valley girl to superstardom! Hear why she cried after working with Michael Jackson and why she’ll always be grateful to Janet. Find out how she talked her way into choreographing “Coming to America”, helped discover supermodel Christy Turlington, and met her idol Gene Kelly. Score the “Straight Up” truth from behind-the-scenes of American Idol, including what Paula really thinks about Simon Cowell! Plus, Paula shares her secrets for staying healthy, fit and fabulous in her 50s!   In this episode, we discuss:  1.  How Paula turned rejection into triumph at her Laker Girls audition (5:00) 2.  A memory hack for building resilience after failure (11:23) 3. How Paula choregraphed the iconic tribal dance in Coming to America (19:40) 4. Paula’s tips for always being ready for any opportunity (25:50) 5.  Taking Straight Up out of the trash and turning it into a #1 hit (30:36) 6.  Paula’s gratitude practice and how it led to a collaboration with her personal hero (37:10) 7. Why it’s important to be unattached to outcomes (41:56) 8. Paula’s tenure on American Idol and what she really thinks about Simon (45:00) 9. What Paula’s family taught her about life (50:00) 10. How Paula preps for shows and her secrets for staying young and vibrant (51:24) 11. Importance of being a lifelong learner (57:53) 12. Why leaning into pain is the best way to let go (59:25) 13. SuperCharged Tip of the Day (1:00:02) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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