Paula Abdul American IdolAlthough she's left the show after last season, Paula Abdul came back to 'American Idol' to say farewell to Simon Cowell.

She joked a bit at the beginning, claiming the real reason she didn't return as judge was a surprised pregnancy. "There's a baby backstage with Simon's haircut, and baby, it's your turn to feed him," she quipped to Cowell.

But, she did have a few affectionate words for the surly British judge. "Look Simon, my darling Simon, I've worked with a lot of people over the years ... but, if I'm being truly honest, none of them holds a candle to you, my friend." Watch Below


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