By CHASIDY HALL, Staff Writer
American Idol is in its 15th and final season. Over the years the popular show had us tuned in each week to see what happened next and whether or not our favorite contestant would succeed. The very first season introduced us to three judges, which included Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and current host Ryan Seacrest. After the announcement of the first American Idol Kelly Clarkson, the show has grown in popularity ever since.
It gave the audience insight into the making of a superstar. America voted every week for their favorite contestant. The show offered many crazy and memorable auditions that have often made headlines. It made us laugh, cry and cheer along with the contestants of the show. Unfortunately, the season will come to an end after spending 15 seasons on the air with new judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. According to E!online, Ryan Seacrest expressed that the show plans to be bring back the original judges including the judges of previous seasons.
“We will have the former judges back,” Seacrest told E!online. “The plan is to have all of them back. They’ve all considered it and I think they are enthusiastic about coming back and saluting the show.”
The show has its fair share of success and it has launched the careers of the winners such as Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Jordin Sparks and many more. However, all good things must come to an end and as an audience we will forever hold those memories in our hearts. American Idol airs 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox.