What Did Paula Do Before American Idol?


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-written by bmg mom (Being a Mom is Great blog)

That phenomenon, American Idol, started up again last week. Hey, by the way, did you know that Idol “loser” Chris Daughtry managed to get five hit songs off of his CD, Daughtry, while Taylor Hicks (2006 American Idol winner) is in some kind of dispute with his record company? Fascinating. Those folks were from a couple years back. As for this season, we watched one of the episodes last week and actually did begin humming Renaldo Lapuz’s song, “Brothers Forever.”

“I am your bro-other. Your best friend forever…”

You just have to see it. Go on — give this guy just a couple minutes of your time. He is truly endearing and seems to have a good heart. Well, at least you can agree that he’s coming from a…special place. No?

Renaldo Lapuz’s “Audition”

So…did you start humming it? Singing it?


We’re sitting there watching it when one of the kids asks me, “Hey, Mom. What did Paula do before she was on American Idol?”

Well, thanks to that wonder of wonders called YouTube I was able to show them (because my description was sorely lacking). And now, in case you, too, were wondering, here it is:

Paula’s “Audition”*

Somehow I like Renaldo’s audition much, much more…


*Just for the record, I showed the kids Opposites Attract, not this one.



Filed under American Idol, Culture, Entertainment, family, Fun, life, TV

5 responses to “What Did Paula Do Before American Idol?

  1. Wow, I need to watch some other Paula videos real quick.

    [Okay, Jon. I was thinking they’re just not as good as I remember … my kids were saying, “So, why does she get to judge people on American Idol??”

    — bmgmom]

  2. That is so funny. I remember having to explain what a record album was.

    “It’s like a big CD…”

    I feel old.


    [Ha! Oh, I hear you, Melisa. Isn’t it funny? I was so excited to show the kids all these 80s videos. Then, when I saw them again, I just shook my head, and thought, “Well, at the time they seemed really good…”

    — bmgmom]

  3. Kim

    Oh you just gave me some great flashbacks.. My sisters and I used to stand in front of the TV and watch this video over and over again until we learned all the dance moves.. LOL..

    [Yes! I did that, too! I always loved her tap dancing.

    — bmgmom]

  4. I just remember how hot Keanu Reeve looked in her “Rush” video. I’m showing my age now.

    [But then when he did “The Matrix” he really left his mark, no?

    — bmgmom]

  5. Oh man, now that song will be in my head all day.
    Funny that our kids don’t really know the high hair, cute little Paula from “Straight Up” and “Cold hearted snake” days. Now I am feeling old.

    [I know, I know. 😉 What’s up with that? I’m so glad we don’t do that hair anymore!

    — bmgmom]