May 11th, 2015


Turn out the lights, the party’s over or at least it will be in May of 2016 for AMERICAN IDOL. Say good bye to the team of Ryan, J-Lo, Keith and Harry as American Idol will end its reign in 2016 with the veteran host and panel of judges hanging around for the the last hurrah. FOX announced that the 2015-16 season will be the final curtain for once powerful TV show as viewer numbers continue to drop. Once the most watched TV show on the air, all things must end, even for the show that produced such superstars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson (okay, she didn’t win, but Idol brought her national attention that lead to an Oscar and Grammy). In recent years, the talent from the show has not reached such super stardom heights. In fact, most fans would be hard pressed to name the winners from the last five years. Even with the star prestige of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., the numbers continued a downward spiral. So, AMERICAN IDOL will take one last final tour of America in search of the last AMERICAN IDOL before the final curtain falls and it is time to turn off the lights, because the AMERICAN IDOL party is over. Debi Fee/FAF MEDIA


  1. T. Pierce says:

    I’m sad. I thought Idol finally got it right with the combo of Keith, Harry and Jennifer Lopez. I truly thought it would be one of those shows that was around for decades. I don’t watch The Voice. All that chair spinning makes me dizzy and let’s face it, The Voice has yet to produce a superstar like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson. Sorry to see Idol leave the line up.

    T. Pierce
    Hollywood, CA

    • MacKenzie Coates says:

      Let’s not forget Adam Lambert! He didn’t win (he should of), but he was one of the best to come out of Idol. Sorry to see American Idol go.

      MacKenzie Coates
      Palm Springs, CA

  2. Dianne Dixon says:

    I remember the days when I would tune into American Idol just to see how crazy Paula Abdul was going act and how sarcastic Simon would be. It was fun TV. Through the years, it lost some of that punch, but I thought it was back with JLO (what will she wear tonight?), sexy smooth Keith Urban and Mr. Serious but lovable Harry Connick, Jr. Once again I was hooked, so I am sad to hear that is just one season left.

    Dianne Dixon
    Nashville, TN

  3. Coco Bailey says:

    I always felt that Jordin Sparks had one of the best voices to come out of Idol. I was not always impressed with the songs choices after she won Idol and stepped out into the real world, but welcome to the politics of the music industry. Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of Carrie Underwood, perhaps the most successful of the bunch as far as constant hit making songs, but for vocal power, I always thought Jordin Sparks was amazing — I am talking about the winners, not contestants like Jennifer Hudson who obviously has chops. This year I think Jax would fit right in with Scott Borchetta and Big Machine.

    I have to admit, I’m going to miss American Idol.

    Coco Bailey
    Santa Monica, CA

  4. Mike Behind The Mic says:

    Now that it is on its last leg, I have to admit, I’m going to miss American Idol. Besides Carrie Underwood, I have to give them credit for the success of artists who didn’t win, but are true hit makers like Daughtry and Adam Lambert.
    Scotty McCreery is doing rather well for himself after his win, too. I don’t think without Idol we would be hearing of him right now. I also think they got it right with 2015 winner. Nick has what it takes — talent and good looks. Like it or not, good looks do matter. Don’t believe me? Name and tell me what happened to the 2014 and 2013 winners? I rest my case.

    Mike Behind the Mic

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