Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul Claims She Almost Quit 'American Idol' Over David Cook

David’s debut album went platinum and produced two top 20 singles, and his coronation single, “Time of Your Life,” was the best-selling Idol coronation single until Phillip Phillips’ “Home” overtook it in 2012.
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Why Simon Cowell Credits Kelly Clarkson With the Success of 'American Idol'

When “American Idol” first hit the airwaves in 2002, those involved with the show didn’t know exactly what to expect. The singing competition was inspired by the British show “Pop Idol,” but no one knew if the idea would take off in America. That all changed when Kelly Clarkson took the stage. The...
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