The very popular Fox television show “American Idol” will turn its lights off for is final season next year in 2016 according to officials from Fox. Boraie Development even says that Fox officials stated that the final season would be designed as a wonderful “celebratory event” which will pay tribute to all former contestants, winners as well as the fans. The show was a ground breaker and the only show of its kind when it originally aired and kept viewers pinned to their television each week to see if their favorite artist would make the cut. The show grew even more popular when fans were allowed to vote in later seasons and the show has spun off a number of remakes as well as imitation shows in both the United States as well as internationally. The show was more than a talent show from the very start and the promise of making the winner an instant pop star, while leading to mixed results, did draw an increased viewer base.
The current judges for the show, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban will be brought back for the final season as well as super star host, Ryan Seacrest, who also launched his career being a host for American Idol.American Idol to End After 15 Seasons
The original concept for the show, “American Idol” was conceived by Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell in 2002 and was based on their own hit United Kingdom show Pop Idol. The original judges for the show were Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. The show launched the careers of the first winner Kelly Clarkson, as well as Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson. The success of the show was so immense that not all of the stars that it created where show winners.