WATCH: Paula Abdul Makes A Surprise Return to American Idol

(Daily Motion)

By Shari Weiss


(Daily Motion)

Paula Abdul made a surprise return to “American Idol” on Thursday’s results show.

When Ryan Seacrest asked Randy Jackson if he had heard from Abdul regarding Candice Glover’s cover of the former judge’s “Straight Up” on Wednesday’s show, the music producer revealed he couldn’t get a hold of her and felt “dissed.”

Cut to Abdul walking out on stage behind Seacrest and Glover, positively shocking the contestant — and the crowd.

Abdul said how “moved” she was that Glover covered the song, and shared her thoughts on the current season.

She then went over to the judges’ table to check out her old seat, and was greeted with warm affection from the new panel.

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