American Idol has been cancelled. According to TMZ, the reality singing competition show that took the world by storm over a decade ago will no longer be on the air after its 15th season.
After its 2002 debut, which crowned Kelly Clarkson its winner, Idol saw some incredible ratings. At its peek, the show raked in 30 million viewers a season. Over the years, however, there was something lost along the way.
News that American Idol has been cancelled is not really a surprise to many people. Fans of the show have found themselves bored over the past several seasons, and the show hasn’t seen a serious superstar since Carrie Underwood.
However, the show had a great run, and there have been several success stories to come from it. Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Jordin Sparks are just a few entertainers who got their start on the Fox show.
According to Entertainment Weekly, judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. will all be back for the final season of Idol, and Ryan Seacrest will still be the host (no surprise there). Season 15 will reportedly “pay tribute” to the previous 14 seasons. Guest appearances from former Idol contestants are just about guaranteed, and many are expecting the show to really go out with a bang.
So, it seems only normal that Idol would end its run. Are you sad to see the show end?
The final season of American Idol will begin in January 2016. Will you be tuning in?
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