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That’s it folks after floundering in the ratings the past few seasons American Idol will bow out next season after over a decade on the air. The 15th season of American Idol in 2016 will be its last…will Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson return to say goodbye…we sure hope so.
Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return for the last season beginning in January 2016 and “pay tribute to the past 14 seasons” of the hit reality competition show.
American Idol started in 2002 with season one champion Kelly Clarkson, who paved the way for a slew of artists with the number one show, but the show began its decline after Simon left and a ton of other judges took a seat at the table including Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Ellen Degeneres along with JLo and Steven Tyler among a few others.
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