Paula Abdul's manager says his client has not been offered a contract to return to American Idol.
Simon Cowell says he definitely wants his fellow judge and occasional flirt to come back next season.
What do past Idol contestants say about the possibility of Abdul's absence from the show?
We couldn't get a hold of Adam Lambert because he's on the road touring, but Jordin Sparks was fully on Paula's side in an interview with Extra this week:
“Oh my gosh, they need to keep Paula,” the season six champion said. “It would be so different without her on the show... She was the one who usually came back and was like, ‘Are you guys doing okay? Are you fine?’ And I definitely think they need her. She’s amazing and deserves it.”
Despite Jordin's kind words, Abdul might still be replaced on the show.
If that happens, who do you think should take her spot?