Paula Abdul Returns for 'Idol' Finale
Paula Abdul Returns for 'Idol' Finale
Apart from the fact that we'll crown a winner to this year's American Idol this Wednesday, we're also saying goodbye to Simon Cowell. You know, that snarky Brit who wears either T-shirts or suits (in rare occasions) who's leaving after this week to work on the American version of The X Factor.

It's expected that Wednesday night's finale will be as much a tribute to Simon as a celebration of who won, so we should expect a pretty big send-off. One of the faces we should expect: former judge Paula Abdul.

People reports that Abdul, who left Idol after last season due to a pay dispute, will appear on a special send-off to Simon, along with Idol alumni. No idea what she'll be doing, but I'm hoping she doesn't just give a taped message and then leave.

And that's pretty much the only new detail we have about the finale. Apart from that, and performances from Christina Aguilera and Kris Allen, there have been absolutely no details on who will perform this week. So, all guesses are still up in the air...

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