May 11, 2015


'American Idol' Is Ending in 2016

Michael Becker/FOX via Getty Images
Michael Becker/FOX via Getty Images

Fifteen’s the magic number. Starting in January 2016, American Idol’s 15th season will be it’s last, Fox announced this morning:

“A season-long celebratory event, AMERICAN IDOL XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final IDOL superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their IDOLs.”

The news was accompanied by this tweet:

Think Idol will find one last Kelly Clarkson or Adam Lambert or Jennifer Hudson or Carrie Underwood? Think you'll have a meltdown when the whole thing wraps, or feel like you're ready? Let us know in the comments.