Paula Abdul to Return for Idol Finale
But some things are certain -- Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze will be crowned the season 9 champ on Wednesday, and fans will see the last of Simon Cowell before he jumps over to X Factor in 2011.
But a source confirms to PEOPLE that Paula Abdul will appear on the finale. "The appearance was supposed to be a surprise for Simon," the source said. "It's a ratings grab. And it's a one-time thing ... She and Simon are still close."
Another source says a special send-off is planned for the cranky judge and will feature other Idol alums.
And among the superstars taking the stage? Watch for a great performance by Christina Aguilera.
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