updated 10/25/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/25/2010 AT 3:00 PM ET
Paula Abdul has a tip for anyone trying out for her new show: Don’t bore her.
“We want people that are unique and passionate about dancing and ones that will show me something I haven’t seen before,” Abdul told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show Monday of her new competition show on CBS, Live to Dance.
The former American Idol judge says viewers will be treated to a no-holds-barred approach to dance.
“We’re looking for all forms of dance and you can be any age, any style of dance, [and] any number of people or individuals can get on stage,” she says. Abdul also recommends that dancers “fuse styles together,” suggesting a tap-dancer could perform with a hip-hop group in the same number.