|Jan 10th, 2008
by Natalie Finn, E! News
Paula Abdul has her own touchdown in the works.
Filed under: Music
The American Idol judge is in talks to perform live during Super Bowl XLII next month in Arizona, her rep confirmed to E! News Thursday.
There's no word yet on whether Abdul's contribution to the festivities would be before or during the game, taking place Feb. 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, but if her latest project is any indication, she already has some showtime-worthy moves ready to go.
According to tvguide.com, which first reported the possible gig, the former Laker Girl is already in rehearsals for the music video for a duet between her and Randy Jackson, which will also be the first single off of Jackson's upcoming guest-heavy album, Music Club Vol. 1.
A source said that if the '90s-era pop superstar inks the Super Bowl deal, she'll likely incorporate the same choreography into her act.
Abdul has spent so much time in recent years being the balm for Simon's burns, it's easy to forget she was once a "Straight Up" singer. Or, actually, a Grammy-winning artist who has sold more than 50 million records.
Her last studio album was 1995's Head Over Heels, which sold 1.5 million copies but didn't make nearly as many people swoon as 1988's Forever Your Girl, which was certified platinum seven times over.
If she heads to Arizona next month, Abdul would join a lineup that includes halftime-show headliner Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Mary J. Blige and Maroon 5, who will be part of the NFL Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Concert Series leading up to the big day. More artists are expected to be added in coming weeks.
Abdul won't want for familiar faces, either. Ryan Seacrest will be interviewing some of the more high-profile football fans attendance in a specially set-up red carpet area during Fox's pregame show, and season-six American Idol champ Jordin Sparks, who's from Glendale, has been tapped to sing the national anthem.
Click Here to learn more about "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow"