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The Syco boss said that hiring Abdul as a judge gave the debut season of his Fox show an air of complacency, which had been corrected by the "interesting" additions of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato."With these shows, you can never be complacent.
WATCH: Pregnant Kelly Clarkson Proves She's the Best With Epic 'Greatest Hits' Medley on 'American Idol' Finale With Cowell showing off his signature snark, Abdul looking increasingly annoyed and Jackson laughed uncomfortably while standing off to the side, it felt like fans had been transported back to the very first season of But before things could get too awkward, Cowell changed course and shared a message of heartfelt appreciation.
"On behalf of us, thank you, America, for inviting us into your homes," Cowell said with his arm around Abdul's shoulders.
"Thank you to the contestants, and to Fox, for actually put us on the air." WATCH: 'American Idol' Winners: Where Are They Now?
Turning toward Jackson and Abdul, Cowell added, "[And] to you guys for actually being my best friends now.
Now, I'm going to miss you." "We love you man," Jackson responded, rubbing Cowell's back. "I know you love the word journey." Cowell also had a message for the season's final two, Trent Harmon and La'Porsha Renae: "Enjoy yourselves and remember the fans who voted for you." WATCH: Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul's 5 Most Adorable Love-Hate Moments on 'American Idol' Abdul couldn't let the reunion come to a close without showing some love to the current panel of judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.