Contactmusic quotes Paula from her posts on the social networking site Twitter.com: "With sadness in my heart, I"ve decided not to return to IDOL. I"ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1 become an international phenomenon."
Paula also thanked her fans who had launched a campaign to keep her on the show. She stated: "What I want to say most is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me. It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month. I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all."