FOX Network announced earlier today that American Idol will be completing it’s 15th and final season in 2016.

And so, we remember the show that inspired a trend of programs like “America’s Got Talent”, “The Voice”, and “The XFactor”. We pay tribute to our beloved contestants, from Kelly Clarkson to Jordin Sparks to David Cook to Adam Lambert to Jennifer Hudson.

We remember Simon Cowell’s terrifying opinions and every time he burned contestants so badly they needed a skin graph. We remember the charisma of Ryan Seacrest as he held the audiences in enough suspense to cause an ulcer.

We remember the tears, the miracles, and the high notes that gave us goosebumps. We remember the OG judge squad of Simon, Paula and Randy. But most of all, we remember the phenomenon of American Idol and it’s incredible ability to make people’s dreams come to life.


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