Ryan opened tonight's show with, "the drama is about to begin" and then notices, "we don't have Paula right now." So I immediately thought... this is setting the tone for a series of silly Paula mishaps. She's past due. But when it's time for Ryan to introduce the judges, Paula appeared. She looked a little mischievous, but was really tame though. She has been pretty much all season. Every week, Melinda Doolittle do-lots to gain popularity in this competition. She's a crowd pleaser. Tonight she proved she's the w-o-m-a-n. "You little tiger," Simon said. And he thought we had a pussycat on our hands. Dawg told her she was ready to go into the studio and make a record.