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American Idol Alum Pia Toscano Engaged To Jennifer Lopez Backup Dancer!

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Pia Toscano & Jimmy R.O. Smith engaged

Holy smokes, talk about an attractive couple!!!

It only makes sense that they found each other on Jennifer Lopez's tour!

American Idol fans were shocked when Pia Toscano was sent home after placing ninth on the tenth season of the singing competition show.

Related: Mark Ballas Is Over Pia!

After her time on the FOX hit, the now-27-year-old became a background singer for the one and only J.Lo — which is how she met her love and dancer Jimmy R.O. Smith!

Everything happens for a reason!

In fact, the two lovebirds are performing alongside Jenny From The Block during her All I Have Vegas residency!

The future Mr. and Mrs. Smith were actually engaged over two months ago, and haven't been shy about flashing that huge rock on Instagram!

In our first close up of the gem, the NY native shared:

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Here's The Last American Idol Audition EVER — Can The Judges Hold It Together??

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Realistically, the winner has to come from this episode, right?

In a sentence we never thought we'd utter, American Idol started wrapping up on Thursday as it aired its final audition episode ever.

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr., and Ryan Seacrest were all on hand as the FOX singing competition tried one last time to recreate the Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood magic.

Related: Idol Judges Don't Actually Think The Show Is Ending

But aside from the music, the real emotional part of the night was the judges' realizations that they were at the end of an era.

The trio got pretty honest about watching the former juggernaut come to an end after 15 years, saying:

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Is American Idol ACTUALLY Ending?! The Judges Don't Seem Convinced…

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Plus find out which of Idol's famous faces will return to the show!

Well, this is an interesting opinion.

On Friday, American Idol exec Trish Kinane appeared at the Television Critics Association alongside the popular program's famous faces to discuss the farewell season of FOX's flagship show.

She explained that, even though the network pulled the plug on the singing competition, the premiere of its fifteenth installment had the best year-to-year retention in six years!

Related: Clay Aiken Puts Idol On Blast!

She said:

"It's been an amazing run and it's still a healthy show."

So healthy, in fact, that it doesn't seem like the judges are entirely convinced that it's actually ending! When a reporter referred to this season as the "final" season, Harry Connick Jr. was quick to correct, clarifying:

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It Is Almost Over! Celebrate The Final Season Of American Idol By Ranking The Best Idols Of ALL TIME!

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It's the beginning of the end!

In January, American Idol will premiere its 15th and FINAL season! Whoa.

It's hard to imagine a world without the singing competition that gave us household names like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Tragic.

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Still, after so many winners have taken the title since the reality TV program initially aired back in 2002 — we're curious at who will walk away as the ULTIMATE 'Idol'?!

What do you think?! Are you certain you know who America's favorite superstar is??

Be sure to cast your vote for your fave (below)!

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