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Paul Abdul is back on “American Idol” to guest judge after Luke Bryan tests positive for Covid-19

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Paula Abdul arrives at WE Day California at the Forum on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

America’s sweetheart is back in the chair on ‘American Idol, Paula was a big fan favorite on the show in the past.

It’s safe to say that all of Paula Abdul’s fans will be ecstatic that she’s making a big comeback on the show.

‘American Idol” kicks off their live shows on Monday.

Luke Bryan revealed he tested positive with Covid-19 via

This prompted the show to announce that the original show judge Paula Abdul would be stepping in to take Bryan’s place.

Abdul was one of the original judge’s on American Idol when it launched in 2002, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell were also judges at that time. Monday night’s show is the first live show of the current American Idol season.

Abdul will be joining current judges Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie for the broadcast.

You can watch American Idol at 8 p.m. local time on ABC.