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Request for Michael Jackson Tribute by Paula Abdul on 'SYTYCD'

June 27, 2009 (4:00 am) GMT
Being the one responsible for the early choreography of Jacksons family, Paula Abdul is expected to pay a tribute on 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

has exchanged messages on Twitter with "" head judge, Nigel Lythgoe, regarding a tribute for on the dance show. On Friday, June 26 Nigel wrote, "People please use Twitter-Power. Ask @PaulaAbdul to choreograph a Michael Jackson tribute on SYTYCD" and Paula came with a favorable response later.

As a reply to Nigel's request, Paula wrote, "Have your people call my people Nigel and let's do it! Lol". Paula began her career in the '80s, choreographing for the Jacksons family including for 's "Control". She recalled, "I worked w/ the whole family when they got ready for the Reunion tour,1st video was 'Torture' & did the Victory tour."

In a later post, Nigel replied Paula's response, writing "I would get my people to call yours? But I have 2 issues. 1. I don't know who your people are? 2. I haven't got any people? Xox"

Michael Jackson's death coincided with the result show of "SYTYCD" on Thursday, June 25. Nigel opened the episode by paying tributes to Michael, and Ed McMahon who all died within the same week. Michael's video of "Thriller" was then played.

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