Simon Cowell: Paula Abdul Will Be On 'Idol'

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We want answers!

This weekend, it looked as though Paula Abdul would not be returning as a judge on American Idol due to failed contract negotiations.

However, fellow judge Simon Cowell urges Idol fans not to worry! He told Extra, "She'll be fine. She'll be on the show. I don't get a lot of say. I've just made it clear that I want Paula on the show."

Adding to the wishful thinking is host Ryan Seacrest's statement. He dished, "I think as far as I know, you'll see everybody back. I hope so."

Have your say in the comments section, Idol fans: Would you watch the show without Paula at the judges seat?



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  • phoenixbai

    I will be much more inclined to watch AI if Paula is out! I don`t like her at all, too nice to be good for anyone! As a judge, you can play nice, but you can`t always play nice. You are a judge, what does a judge do? Criticize! She never does, so kick her out would be a wise-wise decision!

  • terie

    If Simon says PAULA will be back, then it's likely she will be. Either way, I have watched American Idol in the past for the contestants not the judges. If I find a contestant that is worthy for me to watch (as I did this season with ADAM & ALLISON) then I'll watch. If not, the judges won't sway my decision at all. A judge is a judge is a judge........I don't much care. BUT I will say one thing, SHE is the most ARTICULATE of all of them!!!

  • Bailey Reynolds
    Bailey Reynolds

    I've watched AI since season 1. No Paula; no watch. Fox is clearly treating Paula in a sexist manner. They don't give her near as much as the boys get. It's time for a boycott of not only AI, but its sponsors, too.

  • Anamoyus

    Ok.. I think there just trying to get peoples attetion next thing you know theres going to be another kiss scene haha xD Just publicty.......

  • reneelucky7

    I watch American Idol for one reason....and that is to watch the auditions ! They are so freakin funny. I pop some popcorn with extra butter and watch horrible singers. It great and very entertaining.

  • wisevalerie

    Ok, so do we watch Idol because of the goofy judges or because of some of the really great talent that America has? Oh yah, I think that other show "America's Got Talent" really has some great talent, even though it is a cheesy show! (Hmmm..I'm still thinking about buying some Paula over sized jewelry just for sh*ts and giggles..) LOL

  • reneelucky7

    First she is leaving, then she is staying, then she talks about leaving again- but then Simon says she is staying- I am starting to think that this is a plot by American Idol producers to get people talking and interested in the show- in which it is working, but I heard on the news today that their rating are slipping drastically

  • emily

    keep paula, drop kara. either way, this upcoming season will probably suck since no one can upstage adam and kris is about the cutest thing to happen since panda bears. good luck not jumping the shark, AI.

  • BeeserStL

    I've been trying to decide if I will watch this next season. Without Paula there will be no way. I always thought Kara was designed as Paula's replacement. I also think she deserves more money than Ryan Seacrest. His 15 million per year could include other producer developmental duties and would be the only reason she should get less.

  • Vallo

    American Idol without Paula, unthinkable. Just look at all the tweets for #keepPaula, and the polls. Keep Paula, ditch Kara who is boring, and wrote a dreadful song that the poor Idol contestants were forced to sing. Everyone tweet#keepPaula.

  • idol girl
    idol girl

    I WILL NOT WATCH AMERICAN IDOL WITHOUT HER! this story has been everywhere. without her idol would be screwed. nobody cares about ryan randy or kara. i mean wheres the "keepkara" campaign? right, NOWHERE. paula is the one with all the superfans!!

  • Amanda

    Paula rox! I will NOT watch AI without Paula, not even one epsode the whole show would be boring and pointless without her

  • no

    no i will not watch idol without her. and neither will the other 150000 who voted in the us magazine poll. 90 % say we wont watch idol without her!