Paula Abdul
critiqued two of Jason Castro‘s songs/performances, giving both poor reviews, on last night’s "American Idol."

But Jason had only performed one song, which Randy Jackson pointed out. Paula appeared visibly confused. Ryan Seacrest joked, "You’re seeing the future, baby." And a plainly horrified Simon Cowell tried to correct her, sounding like a son covering for his doddering old aunt’s mistake. To which Paula whined, "This is haaaard."

Click here to see Paula’s explanation about a last-minute change in judging to Entertainment Tonight. "We all just screwed up everything. This is live television. This is fun."

It’s one thing to get confused, but did she really not even know who she was reviewing or how many songs she’d just listened to?

Contestants are run ragged on that show. They deserve better. Give them a judge with a clue.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead