She's baaaack!

More than a year after exiting Fox's American Idol, Paula Abdul made her long-awaited TV comeback on CBS' Live to Dance Tuesday.

Acting as a judge on the dance reality competition series, Abdul, 48, joined choreographer Travis Payne and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt to critique a group largely comprised of grannies and kiddie hip-hop dancers.

Viewers tuning in for Abdul's signature kooky critiques were out of luck on Live to Dance, as the judge's garden variety "dream big" banter lacked a much-needed bite.

Aside from telling a pint-size hip-hop dancer she wanted to "pinch his cheeks" and advising another young female hopeful to ditch the Tammy Faye makeup, Abdul was on her best behavior.

Check out the clip below and judge for yourself!

By Allison Corneau for UsMagazine.com. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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