Paula Abdul Performs “Straight Up” on The Late Late Show with James Corden
- American singer and dancer Paula Abdul appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she performed “Straight Up”.
“Straight Up” was released in 1988, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Elliot Wolff.
The song is included on her debut album "Forever Your Girl" the release in 1988.
Paula Abdul will embark on "Paula Abdul: Straight Up Paula!" with beginning at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ on October 3rd.
The tour is her first solo tour in 25 years. Learn more anout tour dates, click here.
In an interview with James Corden, she explained how start as a L.A. Laker Girl at age 18.
“I didn’t go the conventional way. I had four of my girlfriends who taught these dancing cheerleading camps with me – they came up to me and literally were like [looks down], ‘Hi Paula, do you want to try to be a Laker girl with us?’ I was like, ‘Um, I don’t look like you guys.'”
After being cut on her first audition, she stuck around, changed her clothes and signed up with a different name using the pseudonym P.J. Apple.
“I heard ‘Alright, we’re thinning out the heard. You’re the first cut.’ I literally was cut right away before I danced. And two of my girlfriends were. I said, ‘I’ll be right back, and I went into the ladies’ room, and I sat in the stall on the throne and prayed. I took out another leotard and tights, and I changed my name, spelled it differently … I went out there and got to dance, and I got cut again.”
She eventually got the front in the center.
- source : Billboard