Music Regram: "American Idol" Has Been Canceled But Final Season Going Out With a Bang
Tue, 12 May 2015 11:35:51
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See who will participate in the swan song season of the show that created quite a few stars.
It's O-V-E-R. American Idol has finally been canceled. The show's 15th season, airing in 2016, will be its last. FOX canceled the show, reportedly due to declining ratings. While some may think the show should have been axed a few years ago, it feels like the right time for the reality competition show to say buh-bye.
The good news is that there will be one more winner crowned and one more season of "You're going to Hollywood!!"
The swan song and victory lap should be a good one!
Yes, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return as judges for the final season of the show, which has spawned some huge superstars, like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Phillip Phillips and Adam Lambert, but that has also produced plenty of flops that did not do well beyond the confines of the show. We won't name the names of the forgotten.
And who could forget, "Seacrest… out!" Or Ryan Dunkelman from the first season?
The show also gave face to lots of wannabes and drama, with some of the worst contestants becoming a part of pop culture and its lexicon. Remember William Hung? Pants on the ground? Or those epic Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey battles during their lone season as judges? There were some awesome elements of Idol and some ugly ones, too.
The show's official Instagram posted the news about the judges and the final season.
Later, Idol. It was nice knowing ya!