"I am going to be honest with you – I want Elliott to win," she tells Teen People.
"I feel like I changed the face of the competition by making America wake up and see the talent that Elliott possesses," says Abdul of Yamin.
Despite her love for Elliott, Paula also has nice things to say about the two other contestants -- Taylor and Katharine -- as well as Chris, who was given the boot on Wednesday night.
"People can make fun of me all they want [for crying on the show], but I care so much about all these kids."
Ah, Paula. You're such a sweetheart… Just don't start screwing around with Elliott like that whole Corey Clark fiasco.