The fans aren’t the only ones sad about ‘American Idol’ ending. Host Ryan Seacrest is ‘really struggling’ with the show coming to an end, judge Harry Connick, Jr. told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Aw, Ryan!
Ryan Seacrest, 41, has been with American Idol from the very beginning, so it’s no surprise that he’s upset that the show is ending after 15 seasons. HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Harry Connick, Jr, 48, about the beloved host, and he admitted that Ryan is struggling to “keep his emotions in check!”
“I think Ryan is really struggling with this,” Harry told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Not that he wishes it could continue, but it is time to move to the next chapter for all of us. For him to keep his emotions in check is pretty amazing. He is the best in the business!”
Oh, Ryan. This must be such an emotional time for him. When you’ve been a part of something for 15 years, it’s definitely tough to say goodbye. Ryan has seen every single Idol winner get crowned, so it’s going to be so sentimental to watch him announce the final winner.
The American Idol series finale is going to be absolutely epic. La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon are the final two, and so many Idol alums are returning for amazing performances, including Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and more. Dalton Rapattoni was eliminated in night one of the American Idol finale.
But is American Idol really done for good? Is there hope for Ryan that the show will come back in some capacity? According to creator Simon Fuller, Idol isn’t over.
“The next generation of Idol — and Idol will certainly be coming back for sure — will have a youthful glow, and it will be pioneering again, just as it was when we first began,” Simon told The Hollywood Reporter.
HollywoodLifers, are you struggling with American Idol coming to an end? Let us know!