It looks like Las Vegas is going to be shining a little brighter once Paula Abdul begins her Las Vegas residency, Forever Your Girl, at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino this summer! The “Opposites Attract” songstress took to Instagram to share the good news with fans.
“I am excited to finally share that my new Las Vegas residency, Forever Your Girl will begin at @flamingovegas this August!” the 56-year-old gushed in a post on Wednesday, May 1. “I can’t wait to share my music with you at the heart of the Vegas Strip.” The new residency will begin on August 13 and feature 20 dates on the first leg, which runs until January 4, 2020. How cool!
As she gears up to hit the stage in Sin City, the brunette beauty revealed that she looks forward to being able to connect with her audience through her songs. “I love telling stories through music and dance, and engaging with the audience,” Paula gushed to Billboard in light of the announcement. “I’m taking the essence of the classic choreography that has become part of my legacy and I want to have a real experience with the audience so they leave knowing me a bit more.”
The exciting news comes at an incredible time for the American Idol alum. Not only is it the 30th anniversary of her hit song “Straight Up,” but Paula will also be celebrating the 31st anniversary of her album Forever Your Girl — a time period of her life that she wishes didn’t go by so quickly.
“Virgin Records understood the importance of my career as a choreographer and understood that one helps support the other. During that time, everything was happening,” she said ahead of her performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards following the untimely death of her father on April 17.
“‘Straight Up’ was No. 1, I was choreographing the Academy Awards, and the record label wanted me back in the studio and touring. My career was a bullet train and all I remember is running all the time to catch up,” the “Cold Hearted” singer explained. “I am very grateful that I got to meet so many incredible people and gain fans from all over the world who still support me.”
Paula — who was the first woman to ever garner four No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles off a debut album — told the outlet that she is open to whatever comes from her upcoming residency.
“I’m anxious to see how that works out. I’m thrilled at the opportunity and I’m excited to be housed in one place where people can come and see me,” she gushed. “I feel like this is the time to do an intimate, fun and exciting show. I’ve always wanted to be in Las Vegas on the Strip performing. And I feel like Las Vegas is kind of a second home to me. I knew it was going to happen one day, and I was thrilled that we able to make it work this time.”
We can’t wait!