‘American Idol’ The Farewell Season begins on Jan. 6, but will it really be the end of the reality show? Will we really say goodbye to Ryan, JLo, Harry and Keith?
After 15 seasons, American Idol is officially signing off. It’s launched the careers of Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and dozens more, and many agree — it’s time to end. However, judge Harry Connick Jr. spoke to HollywoodLife.com exclusively before the premiere and revealed that he’s not completely convinced it’s the real end for the show.
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“Idol‘s going to go away, and I wouldn’t be surprised if, at some point, it came back,” Harry told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “You notice they’re not calling it the final season. They’re calling it the farewell season.”
Harry also went on to explain that shows that are on right now — The Voice, X-Factor, etc. — aren’t really the same. “Idol is really the only one that does like this. They have other shows that do their thing.”
Regardless if this is the real end or not, Harry told us that this year is definitely going to be a good one when it comes to talent.
“I mean, they set such a high bar in the early years of the show, that we’re really looking for someone that can do that…. but I think we may be onto something this year,” he said. “Of course, we thought that the last two years too, and there have been some great people. People who didn’t even win, that were good. But man, these are some talented people. So if it were going to be somebody, I think it might be somebody from this year.”
Do you think it’s time for American Idol to come to an end or do you want to see it continue? Watch the “farewell season” starting Jan. 6 at 8PM on Fox.