"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to #IDOL. I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all...being a part of a show that I helped from day1become an international phenomenon," read two tweets posted shortly after 7:30 p.m.
I will miss Paula deeply this upcoming season, in part, because I knew that there was always a chance that she could have a "moment" on live television. Here is one of my favorite "moments" from Idol's 7th season:
Of course, as a teenager, I was a fan of Paula because of her musical talents: