TV Watch American Idol
Kelly Clarkson just proved why she's the original American Idol winner.
On a night of nostalgia and congratulations, the season 1 champion went down memory lane, performing a medley of her greatest hits on Thursday's series finale.
PEOPLE staff writer (and resident American Idol expert) Patrick Gomez predicts who will become the fifteenth – and final – Idol:
After fifteen seasons of searching for superstars, American Idol is set to end Thursday with the crowning of one final winner.
"Whoever wins will be the bookend to a legacy that started with Kelly Clarkson," explains host Ryan Seacrest, who is featured in the current issue of PEOPLE.