Ryan Seacrest and Show Veterans React to ‘American Idol’ Cancellation
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.
you guys I was 27 when we started idol…just a kid pic.twitter.com/iZ3Dvv7m5k
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 11, 2015
While ex-host Brian Dunkleman blamed his absence for the show’s demise:
I knew American Idol would never last without me #CANCELLED
— brian dunkleman (@briandunkleman) May 11, 2015
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:
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.
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.