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The Ratings Are In — American Idol Said Goodbye To A LOT Of People On Thursday Night!

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What a ratings boom! A little too late though…

Simon Cowell, Barack Obama, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and a whole host of others showed up for the series finale of American Idol on Thursday night, and that star power helped ensure a LOT of people watched the last episode ever of the impactful show!

While last season's finale was an all-time low for the music competition show, the star-studded appearances — and let's be honest, the idea that this was the last Idol ep EVER — ensured that last night's finale was up 76% in the 18-49 demographic, and up 61% in total viewers from the week before!!

Related: Watch The Emotional AI Reunion!

In total, the show drew 12.94 million people in to watch the two-hour finale, which was the best ratings for a finale that Idol has gotten in three years.

The FOX show sure may not be what it once was, but we can't forget how it influenced pop culture and gave us so many stars, like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and more.

It appears viewers didn't forget that nostalgia, either — and sent Idol off into the sunset the right way!

Did U watch last night?! What'd U think of the finale??

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Watch Simon Cowell's Emotional Reunion With Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, & Ryan Seacrest On The American Idol Finale!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinutePaula AbdulAmerican IdolRyan SeacrestJennifer LopezSimon Cowell

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Thursday night's American Idol series finale had EVERYTHING we could have ever hoped for!

Aside from crowning the winner, Jennifer Lopez performed her new song Ain't Your Mama as well as Let's Get Loud, and ALL your favorite Idol contestants took the stage to say goodbye!

Video: J.Lo Performs Ain't Your Mama & Let's Get Loud On The Idol Finale!

While there were so many great moments from the epic sendoff, one of our favorites HAD to be Simon Cowell making a surprise appearance and reuniting with his former fellow judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson — and of course host Ryan Seacrest!

What made this so special was Cowell, who often has nothing but harsh things to say, got a bit misty as he reflected on all the fun memories of working on the show. Simon even admitted he was a bit emotional as he said:

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American Idol Is Reuniting The COMPLETE Original Cast For The Series Finale — Including Brian Dunkleman & William Hung!

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This bangs!

American Idol kicks off its final week ever on Tuesday night, and yet we're still getting new information about the much anticipated finale.

That's because in addition to the news that Kelly Clarkson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson will be stopping by to say goodbye to iconic reality show, original co-host Brian Dunkleman and She Bangs singer William Hung will also be making farewell appearances!

Video: Take A Look Back At The Worst American Idol Auditions Ever!

We wonder if Ryan Seacrest is going to be jealous he has to share the spotlight again? LOLz!!!

Other familiar faces scheduled to pop up include Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken, so get ready to feel all sorts of nostalgia.

Oh — and in case you still cared, the final three contestants vying for the crown are La'Porsha Renae, Dalton Rapattoni, and Trent Harmon.

Make sure to catch American Idol say goodbye to 15 seasons this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night on FOX!

[Image via Tai Urban/WENN and FOX.]

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Which Past Idols Are Coming Back For The American Idol Series Finale? Find Out HERE!

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It's the end of an era.

There's only two weeks until American Idol crowns its final winner ever, and it looks like FOX is pulling out all the stops for the big finale.

That's because the guest list for the three-part series finale was announced on Friday and they've put together quite the group!

Video: Kelly Brings Idol To Tears With Penultimate Performance!

As of now, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson will be reuniting for a behind-the-scenes special airing Tuesday, April 5, before Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, and Harry Connick, Jr. take back the reigns for the final performance show on Wednesday, April 6.

But they saved the best for last, because Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Scotty McCreery, Josh Gracin, Lauren Alaina, Bucky Covington, Danny Gokey, and more surprise guests from Idol's past will be lending their talents for the very last episode of the singing competition!

You can catch Kellie, Carrie, Kelly, and the rest when American Idol bows out Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. EST on FOX!

Seacrest out!

[Image via Lia Toby/Adriana M. Barazza/Judy Eddy/WENN.]

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So You Think You Can Dance Is Coming Back For A Kids-Only Season, For Some Reason…

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We hope this is more MasterChef Junior and less American Juniors

FOX has a habit of taking something good and completely ruining it to the point where it's unwatchable, and it looks like So You Think You Can Dance is the network's latest casualty.

That's because in a rather shocking move, TV's premier reality dance competition show (that isn't Dancing With the Stars) was just renewed for a 13th season on Monday — but there's a catch…

So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation will be kids only.

Related: Cat Deeley Has Given Birth To Her First Child!

Starting May 30, contestants ages 8-13 will compete to become America's favorite dancer where the Top 10 finalists will be paired with an All-Star "mentor" to help them through the competition.

It'll be nice to see some of our favorites return, but unless they manage to find the next Maddie Ziegler, we have a feeling this whole season is going to be a miss.

While the entire format of the show may be changing, the judging panel will notNigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, and Jason Derulo are all coming back for more dancing fun!

Are U at all interested in seeing Cat Deeley interact with children on a weekly basis??

[Image via SYTYCD/Instagram.]

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Don’t Look, Selena! Justin Bieber Hangs Onto Paula Abdul’s Sexy Curves At The AMAs!

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American Music Awards 2015: Justin Bieber and Paula Abdul walk the red carpet.

Whoa!! Bet you didn't expect to see these two taking the red carpet together!

Justin Bieber and Paula Abdul cozied up ahead of the American Music Awards' actual show in Los Angeles on Sunday!

Sorry, Selena!

Anyway, it's clear JBiebz didn't get the red carpet memo, as he was seen in an oversized Fear Of God LA's Nirvana t-shirt, ripped jeans, and crisp white sneakers.

Uhh. Did he really not having anything else to wear??

At least Paula brought the glam factor in a plunging, sequined mini dress and bold gold necklace!!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Ryan Seacrest Confirms ALL Original American Idol Judges Will Return For Final Season — But What About Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey??

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We wouldn't want it any other way!

Ever since Fox announced the end of American Idol, we've had our nostalgia goggles on and have been thinking back on all the great moments the competition show gave us.

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Though we're sad to see it go after what will be 15 seasons on the air, we're definitely excited about the news Ryan Seacrest just dropped!

Seacrest told Access Hollywood

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