02:43 PM EDT 04/10/2016
Originally posted 04/06/2016 09:00PM
Simon Cowell Makes Surprise Return for American Idol Finale – and Finally Offers a Tiny Apology for Being So Mean
Originally posted 04/08/2016 09:00AM
FROM EW: Randy Jackson Looks Back on 15 Years of American Idol – and the Elimination That Still Pains Him
Originally posted 01/04/2016 03:55PM
Plus, why the original judges' panel reigned supreme
Ryan Seacrest Confirms All Former American Idol Judges Will Reunite For Final Season (Yes, Even Nicki and Mariah)
Originally posted 11/20/2015 01:00AM
For the 15th and final season of American Idol, past and present judges will be together again to bid adieu, according to Ryan Seacrest.
Originally posted 05/11/2015 03:00PM
After several years spent as Fox's most successful series, American Idol experienced a steep decline in viewership in recent years that, finally, has led to its cancellation.
Originally posted 11/11/2014 08:00PM
It is the end of an era.
Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.
"After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol," Jackson says in a statement released to PEOPLE. "I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next.”
Originally posted 09/26/2014 04:15PM
It's over, dawg.
Originally posted 08/11/2014 02:00PM
A small group of loved ones gathered for a private ceremony in memory of American Idol finalist Michael Johns at Los Angeles's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday
Originally posted 05/21/2014 02:30PM
Finalists Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson may have put on quite a show Tuesday night but the American Idol producers are pulling out all the stops for Wednesday night's finale.
Originally posted 05/15/2014 06:30AM
There was no place like home on Wednesday's American Idol, which celebrated its 500th episode with well wishes from former winners, as the final three visited their hometowns and had memorable performances in the lead-up to Tuesday's finale.
Powerhouse teen Jena Irene, hard rocker Caleb Johnson and indie artist Alex Preston each sang three songs, the first one selected by Randy Jackson, the second one by the judges and the final one picked by their hometowns.
It was not an easy night for Johnson, who was forced to sing with a small vocal cord hemorrhage that a doctor compared to "a runner running with a badly bruised ankle."
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