After next year, its 15th season, American Idol will be coming off the air. It was announced 3 days ago that the hit show and huge TV ratings has been canceled by Fox. Honestly, I'm surprised it has lasted this long. The final season dubbed "a season-long celebratory event" will feature previous winners including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and others. After the first 3 seasons, the show has been lackluster for me, sorry Idol fans. How many times can you see the same people compete in multiple seasons? All 3 judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will be there as well. With original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson have left years ago, the show wasn't as good.
With new shows such as The Voice featuring more popular judges and better competition format, Idol couldn't keep up. Ryan Seacrest will lead the final season as the only remaining original cast member. All you Idol fans better get your fix before you have to say goodbye. Needless to say, it was a good run. Not many shows last that long so Idols longevity is saying something.