We're not sure if we can think of anyone more qualified to host her very own cheerleading competition than Paula Abdul!
The Straight Up singer recently announced the launch of the "IGNITE! Spark the Moment National Cheer & Dance Championship," which will give some of the top squads in the nation a chance to duke it out and show their moves to the entire country!
Paula is not only a skilled dancer and choreographer, but she was also a Laker Girl for a short period of time and says cheerleading helped launch her career:
"Cheerleading as a sport keeps evolving into higher levels of technique, skill, and true athleticism. When you combine the cutting-edge stunts and gymnastics of cheerleading with the technique and elegant fluidity of dance, these athletes become the total package. I attribute my career success to the fusion of cheerleading and dance."
Cheer teams hoping to try out for the competition will have plenty of time to prepare as auditions don't begin until early next year and will only take place in three cities: Providence, Rhode Island, North Charleston, South Carolina, and Shreveport, Louisiana.
Participants will be competing for a $5,000 cash prize and a chance to be in recognized in the national spotlight! But honestly, we're sure the real prize is the chance to dance in front of Paula!
The competition is still a ways down the road, but if it's anything like Bring It On we'll DEFINITELY be watching! LOLz!!
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