American Idol Finale – Live PerformancesApril 7, 2016
See everyone from J.Lo to William Hung take the stage at the last Idol episode ever (for now).
It’s the end of an era, as reality talent series American Idol came to a close.
While the producers are totally up for rebooting the series eventually, last night’s performances were all about echoing the memories of a series that began 14 years ago and has since launched the careers of countless music stars.
The most anticipated performer was Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, who debuted anti-housewife anthem Ain’t Your Mama and classic Let’s Get Loud:
Idol judge and country star Keith Urban joined Idol winner Carrie Underwood:
Underwood also performed Something In The Water:
Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson was joined by Fantasia Barrino and LaToya London for a powerhouse performance:
(Joint tour, anyone?)
A series of medleys based around music genres allowed for various Idol alums to take the stage that made them famous one last time:
Idols Past And Present
Other notable performances include the iconic “bad audition” contestant William Hung (a refresher for the younger crowd) and a special David Bowie tribute:
Finally, of course, was the announcement of the last American Idol winner ever (maybe).
Congrats to Trent Harmon!!