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Confused Paula Abdul Judges Song That Wasn't Sung On 'Idol' (Video)

A confused Paula Abdul may have been hearing double on last night's episode of 'American Idol' after she gave her feedback on two songs by contestant Jason Castro -- except he had only sung once.

In what was a departure from the show's regular format, judges were told to save their feedback till every contestant had a turn with host Ryan Seacrest suggesting it was because the show was "so tight."

Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Abdul were told to take notes then give their feedback all together at the end of each round. Jackson went first and gave his suggestions before he passed the ball to a very flustered Abdul.

"Oh gosh, we've never had to write these things down... fast enough," she said going through her notes. "Jason, first song, I loved hearing your lower register, which we never really hear, uh... the second song, I felt like your usual charm wasn't -- it was missing for me. It kind of left me a little empty."

"The two songs made me feel like you're not fighting hard enough to get into the top four," she added before Jackson finally interrupted her. "That was just on the first song. Just on the first one," he said pointing to Jason.

The contestants, and Seacrest, on stage were shocked -- obviously with no idea what she was talking about.

The mistake finally dawned on Abdul: "Oh my god, I thought you... I thought you sang twice!," she said before claiming she was confused because she was looking at the notes for David Cook.

Paula, you may want to cut back on the pre-show drinks. Check out a clip of the confusion below:

When it was finally put to bed Cowell said: "This was officially the strangest show we've ever done, but I like that. It's kind of a bit chaotic tonight."

April 30, 2008 |

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