What an emotional roller coaster of a night last night!
On the season 15 finale (as well as the SERIES FINALE) of ‘American Idol,’ we saw Idols past and present return to the Idol Stage. Everyone from Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Phillip Phillips, David Archuleta, Taylor Hicks, Fantasia Barrino, Clay Aiken and more hit the stage to perform one last time before ‘Idol’s’ final curtain call.
Not only did all the past Idols perform, the moment everyone HOPED would happen actually did: original judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul even came out for a reunion too!
“I just thought this would be a good opportunity on behalf of Randy and myself for Paula to apologize over the years for being so mean to the contestants,” Simon joked. Haha!
Also, do you guys remember Ryan Seacrest‘s original co-host, Brian Dunkleman? Well he returned too, obviously saying that leaving Idol after one season was his biggest regret.
Oh! And finally, a huge congrats to Trent Bowman who took home the last and final ‘American Idol‘ crown for season 15, beating out fierce competitor La’Porsha Renae.
Sad to see the show go, but what a great way to end it all!