Paula Goodspeed was a contestant on season five of American Idol. She failed miserably during her audition, however - and, sadly, she...

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During a Sirius XM radio interview with Barbara Walters last night, American Idol judge Paula Abdul opened up about Paula Goodspeed, the troubled fan that committed suicide outside Abdul's home a few weeks ago.

Abdul said she begged producers not to let Goodspeed audition for Season 5 of the competition; however, she was overruled by those that though the aspiring singer would be entertaining.

Paula Abdul has frightening memories of Paula Goodspeed.

"She had been writing disturbing letters for 17 years, almost 18 years," Abdul said, adding that she "had restraining orders at times" against Goodspeed and that she was "shaking" the day her biggest fan auditioned for the show.

From that point on, Abdul received naked photos of Goodspeed in the mail, along with letters that threatened her with "bodily harm."

"She said the only way I will serve her purpose is when I'm up in heaven being her guardian angel," Abdul said.

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A few days after the tragic suicide of former American Idol contestant Paula Goodspeed, new details have emerged about the troubled Paula Abdul fan.

According to People Magazine, the following incidents and facts sum up Goodspeed's obsession with the show's judge:

Pic of Paula Abdul
  • Last week, Abdul received flowers with a note signed: "Love, J.T." and the message, "Hope you're doing great. Here's my new cell number." The singer assumed they were from ex-boyfriend J.T. Torregiani,, but he denied knowledge of the gift.

"The flower thing was really scary – Paula [Abdul] really couldn't handle that. She was terrified," a source said of Abdul's reaction when she realized the bouquet came from Goodspeed.

  • Abdul had received over 100 letters, numerous phone calls and many visits from Goodspeed over the last three years.
  • Goodspeed changed her first name from Sandra to Paula.

Said Ed Faris, a producer/songwriter in Los Angeles, who worked with Goodspeed on her aspiring singing career around 2005:

"I was shocked to hear about her death, I never thought it would come to that," says Faris. "It's just a sad situation all around."

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Here's an update on the tragic Paula Goodspeed situation:

According to Los Angeles Police Department Captain James Miller, the troubled, former American Idol contestant had been to Paula Abdul's house prior to her suicide. While it's unclear if the judge was directly harassed by her self-proclaimed number-one fan, Miller said the disturbances caught the attention of cops.

"Our station has been called to respond to Paula Abdul's house on multiple occasions over the last several years concerning Ms. Goodspeed," Miller told People Magazine. "The last time our officers had contact with Goodspeed was in July."

Meanwhile, we've uncovered another video of Goodspeed from a few years ago. Follow the article's jump to view it...

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Tragic news out of the world of American Idol today:

Paula Goodspeed, a contestant who auditioned for season five of the show, reportedly killed herself outside of Paula Abdul’s house last night.

According to People Magazine, a car registered to Goodspeed was found parked outside the judge's Sherman Oaks, California residence.

“This has been ruled an apparent suicide,” LAPD officer April Harding said in statement Wednesday, “and the coroner’s office is now investigating. The body was found around 6 p.m. Tuesday.”

The vehicle's license plate read “ABL LV,” while a photo of Abdul hung from the rear view mirror. During her American Idol audition, seen above, Paula Goodspeed said: "I'm a really big fan, and I made life-sized drawings of Paula. I've been drawing ever since I was a little kid, and my first drawing was of Paula Abdul."

The singer chimed in on the horrific incident:

"I am deeply shocked and saddened at what transpired yesterday," Abdul said in a statement. "My heart and prayers go out to her family."

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