Ryan Seacrest and Show Veterans React to ‘American Idol’ Cancellation

'American Idol' Is Ending After Season 15
This is the end of an era: FOX has canceled American Idol, announcing that this season will be the show's last

Fox announced that season 15 of American Idol will be the final installation of the iconic singing competition. Friends and family of Idol chimed in on social media and beyond in reaction to the unfortunate news.

Host Ryan Seacrest threw it back to this dated hair moment from season one with Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini:

While ex-host Brian Dunkleman blamed his absence for the show’s demise:

Constantine Maroulis from season four expressed gratitude for the show with an illustration of Emoijs:

And season eight’s Kris Allen let his enthusiastic avatar do all of the talking:

Other Idol alums shared their thoughts on the series’ curtain call with official statements to Billboard including Scotty McCreery, the winner of season ten.

American Idol changed my life … I am so thankful to the show, the producers, the judges, and the audience for everything they did for me. American Idol has been a dominant force in our pop culture for almost a decade and a half, but all good things must come to an end.

Former executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, reflected on Idol’s enormity in an appearance on the Meredith Vieira Show.

It’s a bit like a heavyweight boxer at some point the young ones come up and start knocking you out and you tend to lose your legacy of how brilliant you were. I think this was possibly the biggest television show, the most impactful television show ever.

Watch Jordin Sparks open up to Meredith Vieira about her experience as the youngest contestant to win Idol.