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Paula Abdul to "American Idol" finale?

FOX's American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul

FOX's American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson pse peaceably at the FOX 2002 SummerTCA Tour at the Huntington Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, CA on Monday, July 22, 2002. Credit: Getty Images



  People  Magazine tells us that Paula Abdul is expected to return to "American Idol" next week for a one-night-only farewell to Simon. 

  I mention this just in case you haven't seen People yet.

  I believe it - a hundred, nay, a thousand percent, if there is such thing as a "thousand percent. "

  Oh what joy - what deep unbridled joy - it will be to see the dear girl. I miss Paula. Just to see her again doing...whatever it was she did. We all know "Idol" had a bad year and I'm completely of the opinion that the year was bad because Paula wasn't around.

  Somehow, all  her incredibly nutty praise and her over-the-top gibberish about how great some "Idol" was just made it so much better. She was fun, and light, and good-hearted. She was like an extra spoonful of sugar added to a cup of bitter coffee. She just made it better. I'm completely serious about this: "Idol" has not been the same without her, and it's been worse.

  So, I'm glad she's back.


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