Paula Abdul, the judge of the â€œAmerican Idolâ€ has slammed the talent show for “destroying the souls” of aspiring singers.
The 45-year-old singer, who appears on the reality television series alongside music mogul Simon Cowell, admitted she would never have appeared on a talent show to launch her career.
She revealed, “I don’t know that I’d have it in me to put myself out there like that. It’s excruciating, soul destroying.â€
She added, â€œCelebrities comes up to me and say: ‘Thank God I’ve made it. I’d hate to have come up through the ranks of the X Factor or American Idol’.”