The rumors are true. The show that made us think that we could become stars is finally coming to an end. Fox just released it’s 2015-2016 lineup, and one classic show is getting the boot. After fourteen seasons, “American Idol” announced that next season will be it’s last.
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 11, 2015
On one hand, it’s sort of sad. That show basically raised us. We would watch the contestants sing their hearts out, vote for our faves, and plan our audition. At one point we dreamed of a love affair with Simon. We had a crush on Ryan’s original co-host (Brian Dunkleman). We cared and cried and loved that show so effing much. And then after about five seasons we got lives and gave up on “Idol,” just like 95 percent of the population.
So on the other hand, most of us didn’t even know that the show was still being aired, let alone watched by the few stragglers left. And to be honest, besides Kelly Clarkson, that blonde country singer, and the girl who had a cameo in the “Sex and the City” movie, most of us didn’t give a shit about the other winners. Or know that people were still winning at all.
Still, it’s a day of mourning. And like any other 2015 goodbye, the world spoke out about this the only way they know how: with snarky, hilarious tweets.
American Idol just got cancelled but I didn't even know it was still on the air so there's that
— Rosie Page (@rosiekatt) May 11, 2015
I'm amazed it took 15 whole years for American Idol to get cancelled.
— Taylor (@mrstayanderson) May 11, 2015
American Idol has been cancelled, there is a God…
— XxX (@xlr8tor87) May 11, 2015
With American Idol being cancelled, I expect one final ceremony where Carson Daly absorbs all of Ryan Seacrest’s remaining powers.
— Mike Roe (@MikeRoe) May 11, 2015
Bin Laden dead Unemployment, 7 yr low American Idol cancelled "Mission Accomplished"?
— Marty Abbott (@MartyAbbot) May 11, 2015
Guy on bridge: I have nothing to live for! Police negotiator: Fox cancelled American Idol! Guy on bridge: I guess life is worth living!
— Lance (@Buzz_E_Gran) May 11, 2015
american idol cancelled? alright. seems fair. i mean, they ARE down to their final 3. final 3 viewers.
— sam (@samanthapoli_) May 11, 2015
American Idol has been cancelled. Only time will tell if the Kardashian's 15 minutes of fame lasts as long as Ryan Secrest's has.
— Alan (@SarcasmAndMore) May 11, 2015
I'm worried Ryan Seacrest won't be able to find work after American Idol ends.
— Andrew (@amc5491) May 11, 2015
Ryan Seacrest can finally return to the sea
— Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) May 11, 2015
if american idol is cancelled does ryan seacrest get shot in the backyard
— jamie loftus (@hamburgerphone) May 11, 2015
Wherever you fly, I’m sure this isn’t goodbye Ryan Seacrest. I have no doubt that you’ll be interviewing people who are less famous than you for years to come. RIP “Idol.”.