'The X Factor': Paula Abdul on 'connection' and her reunion with Simon Cowell


Like pretty much everyone in the Cinerama Dome theater in Hollywood Wednesday night (Sept. 14), Paula Abdul hadn't seen the edited, ready-for-TV version of "The X Factor" yet.But even though she was at the auditions FOX showed the audience, she still found herself getting caught up in what was on the screen."The thing that happens when you see it for the first time is you don't pay attention to anyone else's experience because you're experiencing it," Abdul tells Zap2it. "But what amazes me always is the story. The show really sums up all the right elements to be connected. To be emotionally connected is really key -- you have to care about the people you see on stage. I was really there in the moment, and I was tearing up with everyone else, and laughing, and cheering. It was exciting.""The X Factor" knows how to pull at heartstrings. FOX screened a mashup of the first...



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