For those of you who have wondered, "what is Paula Abdul up to these days?" here is your answer: she's launching a new casting website! The website is called AuditionBooth, and is actually a great idea. The site hosts the opportunity for users to upload audition videos, and for casting directors to sort through them. It's free, but users can purchase a premium membership that allows them to replace or redo audition videos and get better placement in casting agents' inboxes. [EW.com
In addition to the opportunity, the site hosts a blog from Paula Abdul with advice. According to TVGuide.com
, "Telemundo, Reveille, Screenvision, MasterChef
and women's clothing firm Dots, which is working on a brand campaign with former Idol
champ Jordin Sparks, are among the first partners offering auditioning opportunities on the site."
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This sounds great, as long as it stays afloat. We all remember Abdul's meltdown
on Hey Paula
when she didn't get to design the clothes for the Bratz movie. I miss Hey Paula
and no, I'm not over it! She is a gift!
Maybe after submitting a video, auditioners get a slurred email of encouragement from Paula Abdul. "You were great, you were really great. Your voice has a certain quality." But seriously, I miss Hey Paula
. What do you think of AuditionBooth.com? Is it a good idea? Is it better than designing for the Bratz movie? Will you submit an audition video?