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.
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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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