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ABC recently announced the return of “American Idol,” much to the delight of its fans.

Rumors as to who will host and judge the reboot continue to float, but fans will never forget the spirit that the original judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul brought to the competition.

In fact, Abdul let the world know exactly what she thought of the news.

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“Idol was and still is one of the most life-changing experiences for me,” she told E! News.

And she’s not only very proud of the past but is also very excited for the future:

I’m so beyond proud to have been there since the inception of it. I think ABC is a great home for Idol. I’m excited for “Idol.” All the way around—ABC, Disney, and the record label it’s a great home for Idol. I’m forever a fan. I’m just finding out the same way as everyone else and it’s very exciting.

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