Chris Daughtry

Saying goodbye to 'American Idol,' the talent show that took pop culture by storm

Saying goodbye to 'American Idol,' the talent show that took pop culture by storm

After 15 seasons, “American Idol” declined to say goodbye. “One more time -- this is so tough -- we say to you from Hollywood, good night, America,” the show’s forever host Ryan Seacrest said in the final moments of April’s series finale. Then, as the show faded to black, he uttered two more words: “for now.”

“I think we probably felt [the end] was slightly premature,” “Idol” creator Simon Fuller says now of the decision to have Seacrest signal the show’s possible return, if not in its current form, then somewhere, somehow, sometime. “Idol” went out with its best finale ratings in years....

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