By The Editors of PEOPLE
As American Idol prepares to go out the airwaves after 15 seasons of innovation and proposal, humans takes a glance again on the exhibit that shattered documents, and reinvented the tv competition.
Highlights of this musical detailed variation contain:
Exclusive interviews with the contestants and judges - those we enjoyed and those we enjoyed to hate
A evaluation of the main memorable moments, from William Hung's "She Bangs" to Fantasia's powerhouse performances
A part that finds what contestants were as much as given that their time on Idol
A peek on the largest successes to come back out of the Idol desktop, from Adam Lambert to Carrie Underwood
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He understood how this exhibit may possibly translate into plenty of revenues. He turned captivated with having the artist signal to his label. Describe doing stay television. ABDUL bizarre. It’s tricky in itself; then Simon used to be in my left ear continuously attempting to throw me off, so it used to be even trickier. Paula, speak about being often called “the great one. ” ABDUL It’s humorous how my kindness [was noticeable] as anything unsuitable or a sickness. recover from it. That’s who i'm, and that i make no apologies. Jennifer Lopez is like that too. ABDUL Jennifer is familiar with what it’s prefer to be at the different facet. Keith does and Harry does. guy, oh guy, the crap I needed to take for being “so nice”! occasions have replaced. examine all people at the Voice—they’re all great! when you auditioned for Idol, may you may have made it? JACKSON [laughs] whilst i used to be relatively younger, not likely. I wasn’t constructed sufficient but. That’s what we inform a few of the younger young ones. all of them imagine they've got it. So having nice pros on a convey like ours was once a great sounding board for many humans. what number instances did you are saying “dawg”? JACKSON [laughs] anyone counted one express, and that i stated it like 25 instances! you recognize, I didn’t take into consideration it—it’s a time period of endearment. Are you in contact with contestants? ABDUL i'm. i attempted to visit their first giant deal. It was once vital to me that they see help after the exhibit. i used to be nervous approximately what was once going to occur outdoors of the bubble for those who weren’t first, moment or 3rd. i needed them to maintain on thriving. I simply observed Anthony Federov and [Jennifer Paz] and [their] child. I observed Kelly [Clarkson] on the Greek Theater. I’m going to determine Jennifer [Hudson] within the colour red. They’re nonetheless passionate. It’s strong to determine they're residing their dream. What are your techniques at the show’s ultimate season—at least on FOX? ABDUL I simply discovered this day that it will possibly now not be the final season. You by no means be aware of. what number farewell excursions has Cher had? much! I’m overjoyed i used to be a part of it from the start and obtained to witness the juggernaut. I’m proud to claim that 30 million humans have been staring at, even if we have been on as soon as, two times or thrice every week. i've got a feeling of delight aiding form and mould careers. It’s been notable. OH, THE DRAMA! Abdul and Jackson gang up on Cowell at FOX’s 2004 most sensible 12 Idol social gathering. pleasant foes Cowell and Abdul conflict all over again. “You’d be stunned at what we do,” Cowell informed humans approximately their antics on the judges’ desk. “A lot of kicking. ” Abdul can’t carry again her tears while Constantine Maroulis—whom she referred to as “the one to beat”—is voted off the express in 2005. “This turns out to occur each season,” she acknowledged in a shaky voice. “I’m so stunned. ” Cowell holds forth through the audition rounds on a first-season episode in June 2002. phrases OF knowledge ON MANY an evening, COWELL’S evaluations have been extra exciting THAN THE ACTS THEMSELVES! “I may possibly promote you as a sound asleep reduction. ” “You sound like a cat in a vacuum cleanser. ” “There used to be a undeniable irony to you screeching ‘You’re no reliable, you’re no sturdy, you’re no strong’ time and again. ” “You seemed like Dolly Parton on helium.