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Paula Abdul views her “Idol” role as irreplaceable


“American Idol” judge Paula Abdul is on the bubble at the show. Her contract ends after this season, and it remains unclear if she will come back next year.paula-abdul

Abdul, who is widely considered “Idol’s” least harsh judge, was asked by ABC News show “Nightline” whether Kara DioGuardi, who joined the show this season as the new fourth judge, could replace her on the show.

“I don’t think anyone (can),” Abdul told “Nightline,” in an interview airing on Thursday night. ”First of all, Kara says, ‘I could never replace you.’ And I said whenever there is change, it’s not about replacing anybody, it’s about possibly moving on.”

A video clip of the interview can be found at