Billboard Music Awards - Season 2019 Kelly Clarkson and Paula Abdul Photo

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Fixed Show -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Clarkson, Paula Abdul -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Kelly Clarkson and Paula Abdul Reunite on Stage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Paula Abdul and Kelly Clarkson are together again at the 2019 BBMA’s – see photos.

It has been 17 years since Kelly Clarkson was a contestant on ‘American Idol‘ Season One!

Who was her judge? In addition to music execs Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, the “Straight Up” singer, Paula Abdul was the only female judge on the first season premiere of the popular singing competition.

Kelly Clarkson Singing Paula Abdul Medley on American Idol – WATCH


Adbul was in part responsible for discovering Clarkson 17 years ago. When she auditioned “At Last” for the three judges, they knew they had found something special.

Fast forward to May 1, 2019 where Kelly Clarkson was tapped as host of one of the biggest music shows on television, the Billboard Music Awards and her former judge happen to be a headlining act.

Paula Abdul, 56, took the stage singing a medley of her greatest hits including “Straight Up,” “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me,” “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted” and “Forever Your Girl.” The high energy performance even had Paula thrown up in the air at a few points during the show, leading to gasps from the audience.

If you missed Abdul’s performance, check it out at the video below.

Photos of Kelly Clarkson and Paula at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

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