It is time for the boot. Fifteen seasons into its existence, American Idol gets cancelled. To begin January 2016, is the show’s last and final season.

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American Idol, a singing competition reality show that has given artists like Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Kelly Clarkson the rights to believe that dreams can come true. Created by the number one heckler of all time, Simon Cowell, the show pulled in a total of 30 million viewers a season, but with other singing competitions like The Voice and The X Factor, it is no reason the show must go.

In a release by FOX, the network writes, “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.”

Can’t say that I am terribly upset. Since Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson left the scene, things have not been the same. Thanks for Fantasia though … she’s my favorite winner.