Paula Abdul: That first song you sang wasn't as good as the one I hallucinated you singing

From last night’s “Idol.” I’ll spare you the RedLasso clip this time; skip ahead to 0:52 of this one for the key sequence. Theories abound: Does this prove the show’s scripted? Was Paula just having another one of those episodes of, um, “exhaustion” for which she’s famous, and which bear a remarkable resemblance to your humble correspondent’s condition every Friday/Saturday/Sunday night? Or is she really so much of a dolt that she got confused by (a) watching people sing, (b) taking notes, and (c) reading those notes aloud? Exit quotation: “This is hard!”

Update: Uh huh.