Notice anyone missing at the ‘American Idol’ finale last night? Longtime fans of the show might’ve realized that there was only ONE former judge who didn’t make an appearance in the series’ last episode..and she just so happens to have a longtime feud with current judge, Jennifer Lopez. Lookin’ at you, Mariah Carey!
In the two hour, six minute American Idol finale broadcast, Mariah Carey didn’t even make a one second appearance. Every other person who has served as a host on the show at least filmed a quick farewell note, but Mimi didn’t even make that effort! Could she have been throwin’ shade at her longtime nemesis and current judge, Jennifer Lopez!?
The final ‘American Idol’ winner has been crowned and — spoiler alert — it isn’t La’Porsha Renae! After she was criticized for ‘slacking’ in her performances, La’Porsha EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com if she feels like she dropped the ball and didn’t deserve to win!
American Idol is over and while Trent Harmon, 25, basks in his amazing victory, La’Porsha Renae, 22, is left to wonder what might have been. While some will say La’Porsha didn’t put her “best foot forward,” she EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com why she thinks she came in second place.
Although Kelly Clarkson couldn’t attend the epic ‘American Idol’ finale in person, she did the next best thing! Taking to Twitter, the original ‘Idol’ winner shared the most adorable video ever starring her precious 1-year-old daughter, River. And seriously, this sweet clip will MAKE your day!
American Idol received one heck of a goodbye party on April 7 as the hit show aired its last episode. With epic performances from the likes of Carrie Underwood, 33, Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Keith Urban, 48, the series finale was in no short supply of star power. But the most memorable clip of the evening belonged to Kelly Clarkson‘s, 33, baby daughter River Rose Blackstock, 1. As the tot waved goodbye to the iconic show, she just completely melted our hearts!
Do we have the next Justin Timberlake on our hands? We spoke exclusively with ‘American Idol’ winner, Trent Harmon right after his big moment — and said he’s very ‘okay’ with becoming the next JT!
Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Music — and the man who discovered Taylor Swift, is ready to make Trent Harmon an even bigger star. He said after the American Idol finale that he wants to make him “the country Justin Timberlake” — so what did Trent tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively about about that?
What a pairing! Keith Urban surprised the ‘American Idol’ crowd by bringing out a very special guest during his finale performance on April 7 — fellow country star and Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood! The stars sang an incredible duet and you can watch it over and over again right here.
Carrie Underwood, 33, knows how much she owes American Idol for her fame, so during the show’s series finale on April 7 she took the stage to sing not once…but twice! Besides her own solo performance, Carrie also joined Keith Urban for a duet we’ll never forget — check it out here.
The first ‘American Idol’ winner knows how to slay on stage! That’s just what Kelly Clarkson, 33, did when she performed a mashup of eleven of her hit songs on the finale. Watch the incredible performance here.
Kelly Clarkson kicked off her
performance mini-concert with “Miss Independent,” the lead single from her 2003 debut studio album, Thankful. From there, she went into basically every Kelly anthem you loved! You have to watch here.
Don’t shed too many tears for La’Porsha Renae after she came up short in the ‘American Idol’ finals. She’s already signed a record deal and promises to become a huge star!
While Trent Harmon may have taken home the title of our final American Idol, runner-up La’Porsha Renae is going to have the exact same career opportunities as she’s just signed to show mentor Scott Borchetta‘s Big Machine records. HollywoodLife.com spoke to Scott about his decision to make BOTH finalists into hitmakers.
Okay, we officially have goosebumps! Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino and LaToya London, AKA the ‘Three Divas’ of ‘American Idol’ season three came together again for a breathtaking performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ at the finale. You’ve got to see this for yourself, here!
Jennifer Hudson, 34, Fantasia Barrino, 31, and LaToya London, 37, finally reunited on April 7 for the American Idol finale, and their performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” was simply stunning. The “Three Divas” came together to perform for the first time since season three, and we’re so glad they did. See the amazing performance, right here!
OMG! The ‘American Idol’ series finale was one for the ages, and when last person standing was Trent Harmon, the judging panel was left in total disbelief. Keep reading for their priceless reactions.
Whoa! Keith Urban, 48, Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Harry Connick Jr., 48, were totally blindsided when 25-year-old Trent Harmon‘s name was called as our final American Idol. Their shock registered all over their faces and they simply could not contain their surprise after America voted for him over La’Porsha Renae!
So sweet! Keith Urban spent his last two years working hard alongside fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. Now he’s revealing EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com what he’ll miss the most about two of his favorite people in the world.
Thanks to American Idol, Keith Urban, 48, has become best buddies to Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Harry Connick Jr., 48, and unlike the panels of years past where there was tons of tension (*cough* Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj *cough*), these three stars bonded like glue. Now that the show is coming to an end, Keith shared with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY what he’ll miss the most about his fellow judges.
The surprises just keep coming on the ‘American Idol’ finale! We were in the middle of a heartwarming original-judge reunion when out of nowhere came William Hung! The notoriously tone-deaf contestant from season three slayed the stage with a hilarious surprise performance of ‘She Bangs.’
No freakin’ way! The finale of American Idol was chock full of surprises, but we definitely didn’t expect Willian Hung to show up! The three original judges were having a touching moment when the infamously shrill contestant busted onto the stage and sang “She Bangs” with Ryan Seacrest! See for yourself, here!
OMG — sometimes, the end isn’t really the end! Tonight, the winner of the 15th and final season of ‘American Idol’ was crowned, but host Ryan Seacrest dropped a bombshell: there might be another season after all!
American Idol named the winner of its last season tonight, April 7, but as the credits rolled, Ryan Seacrest hinted during the goodbyes that this might not be the last time we see Idol — see what the sneaky host had to say!
What a great night! ‘American Idol’ came to an end after 15 memorable seasons on April 7, and the two-hour series finale is definitely one for the books. Between epic performances, amazing collaborations and, of course, a winner being crowned, look back at the episode’s Top 10 moments here!
The time has come, guys — American Idol is officially over. But the long-running Fox series went out with a major bang, and dozens of stars were on-hand to celebrate the show’s final episode. Of course, this provided some incredible, unforgettable moments in a short, two-hour time span, and we’re counting down the Top 10 here!
She’s baaaaack! Carrie Underwood returned to the ‘American Idol’ stage one last time for the show’s series finale and reminded us all (as if we forgot!) why she was named winner of the show in 2005. Her performance of ‘Something In THe Water’ was EVERYTHING, and of course, she looked incredible, too!
What a special night for all American Idol contestants, past and present. The final episode of the show aired on April 7, and along with dozens of other Idol alums, Carrie Underwood returned to the stage that made her famous for one last performance. She completely owned the show by singing her No. 1 hit “Something In The Water,” and we totally loved it!
It finally happened: the LAST episode of ‘American Idol’ that we’ll ever see! Tonight, Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae went head-to-head for one final shot at the ‘Idol’ crown, plus every past winner returned to perform. See who won the 15th season!
American Idol, don’t go!! Tonight, April 7, the second and last part of the grand finale was ours for the watching, one last time. One of the Top 2 — Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae — earned the title of champion of the 15th and final season, and we also got to see superstars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez perform, to name just a few. Get the details!