In the wake of the shocking and, IMHO, idiotic news that Paula Abdul will NOT be returning to American Idol next season (due to contract disputes, etc.), it has been confirmed that the least talented, vocally worst ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham will be stepping in to guest judge the show sometime next season. Clearly, when judging a extravagant karaoke contest, actual talent isn’t necessarily a necessity:
As the dust settles on the shocking departure of Paula Abdul, 47, from next season’s American Idol, now comes confirmation from Victoria Beckham’s publicist that the former Posh Spice, 35, will make a “one-off appearance” as a guest judge on the top-rated FOX show, according to Britain’s Sky News. Just don’t expect Beckham to take up a permanent perch next to judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi — as she reportedly doesn’t wish to take time away from overseeing her fashion line.
I can see it now, a stream of guest judges filling Paula’s chair all season long. Again, in all honesty, the show has been mostly unappealing to me for years … none of this helps. No offense to VB but she really is the least talented Spice Girl. During their reunion tour last year, each of the Spices sang a solo song to showcase their voices … Vicki B. decided NOT to sing a solo and instead strutted up and down the cat walk to Madonna’s Vogue. To be fair, that truly is her forté. I would hope that more talented singers might be enlisted to fill in on the show in Paula’s absence but, then again, Paula wasn’t the best of singers either. Paula was an amazing asset on the show, a completely irreplaceable one. What a mess.