Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen, all come out to sing goodbye to Simon Cowell on "American Idol."' There's a fantastic shot of them all lined up.

Hmm, didn't see David Cook. The Twitterverse is saying he had a previously-scheduled charity event.

Ha, at first I wrote Adam Lambert wasn't out there either, until I realized he didn't win! Clay Aiken fans know that feeling well.

Paula Abudul is sitting on Simon's lap. It looks like they're bringing out all the finalists over the years as well. Wow! Singing "Together We Are One," it's one of the most amazing moments ever on the show.

Ryan then calls Simon up on stage. He thanks Paula for coming back, says the show will go on, and that when he's asked who's going to replace him as a judge, he says "you guys" are the judges of the show.

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Hmm, so we're all going to split his multi-million dollar salary?!

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