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Before 'American Idol' ends, here are 10 performances I loved

7 April 2016 2:13 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

American Idol season 1 debuted about a week after The Wire season 1 did. Though my TV tastes over the years trended much more towards complicated scripted dramas like the latter, I spent a long time watching the former, and enjoying it in the moments when the series wasn't busy padding its run time with inanities (like the entire judging career of Randy Jackson) and simply let the contestants sing. Often, those performances were just overpraised photocopies of the original moments, but when an Idol singer put their own stamp on a familiar tune, or dug up an obscurity and made it sound like a hit, I couldn't begrudge the series its enormous popularity. Eventually, the show got too repetitive for me to stick with, especially as more and more scripted options rose up demanding my attention. The last time I watched an Idol season from start to finish was the 9th, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Chris Daughtry on American Idol Finale: 'They're Going Out on a High Note'

4 April 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American Idol is ending its 15-season run and alum Chris Daughtry has a lot of feelings about it. "It's coming to an end, man," Daughtry told People at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. "Lights out! Or actually lights up, everybody go home!" He added, "It's bittersweet. I got a lot of good memories about it from the show, my season in particular. I feel like this season, from what I've seen in the last few, has been extremely entertaining. I think they're going out on a high note." Daughtry, who placed fourth in the fifth season, won't be the »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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Chris Daughtry on American Idol Finale: 'They're Going Out on a High Note'

4 April 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American Idol is ending its 15-season run and alum Chris Daughtry has a lot of feelings about it. "It's coming to an end, man," Daughtry told People at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. "Lights out! Or actually lights up, everybody go home!" He added, "It's bittersweet. I got a lot of good memories about it from the show, my season in particular. I feel like this season, from what I've seen in the last few, has been extremely entertaining. I think they're going out on a high note." Daughtry, who placed fourth in the fifth season, won't be the »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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Jennifer Hudson Joins the Long List of American Idol Alumni Returning for Series Finale

30 March 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

And we're telling you, she's coming back! Former American Idol and Dreamgirls star will perform on the upcoming series finale, People can reveal exclusively. The Academy Award winner first auditioned for the reality singing competition in 2003 and placed seventh on the show's third season.And Hudson - who will pre-tape her performance because she is currently starring in The Color Purple on Broadway - won't be the only familiar face returning for Idol's fifteenth (and final) farewell. For more on Idol, pick up People's The Best of American Idol collector's edition issue, on sale now. Other alumni appearing on »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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TVLine Items: Idol Faves Join Finale, 'Welcome to Hulu, The O.C.' and More

24 March 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Before crowning its final champion, American Idol will welcome back two of its most successful victors.

Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are set to perform on Idol’s series finale, airing Thursday, April 7, at 8/7c. The divas will take the stage as part of Fox’s three-night Grand Finale event, beginning with the 90-minute retrospective American Idol: American Dream on Tuesday, April 5, at 8 pm.

RelatedAmerican Idol: Get the Full Set List for Sia Songbook/American Rock Night!

The last-ever performance show will then air April 6 at 8 pm, leading up to Idol‘s swan song the following night. »

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