Though some might have tagged Paul the worst -- and you know who you are -- this Ministry minion counted Mc Donald and his suits and boots among her faves this "Idol" season; we would listen to that scratchy voice any time.
is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
She toured for the first time in 25 years in 2017, on The Total Package Tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men.
She returned with her third studio album Head over Heels in 1995, which retained both pop and R&B elements.
Abdul was born in San Fernando, California, to Jewish parents.
Abdul's father, Harry Abdul, was born into the Syrian Jewish community in Aleppo, Syria, was raised in Brazil, and subsequently immigrated to the United States.
Although she was a skilled dancer and choreographer, Abdul was a relatively untrained singer, and worked with various coaches and record producers to develop her vocal ability.
Abdul has received choreography credits in numerous films, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987), The Running Man (1987), Big (1988), Coming to America (1988), Action Jackson (1988), The Doors (1991), Jerry Maguire (1996) and American Beauty (1999).
She has received five MTV Video Music Award nominations, winning twice, as well as receiving the Grammy Award for Best Music Video for "Opposites Attract" in 1991.
She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons.
After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records.