All pre­vi­ous ‘Amer­i­can Idol’ judges will re­turn for the fi­nal sea­son

Kuwait Times - - WEEKENDER -

The long-run­ning show is set to end af­ter 15 sea­sons and host Ryan Seacrest re­vealed he has been in con­tact with all of the pan­el­lists, past and present, to en­sure they mark the end of the se­ries. He told ‘Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood’: “I’ve spo­ken to all of them re­cently and we as a team have talked to them about com­ing back to do some­thing for the fi­nal sea­son. “They are go­ing to do it, it’s just a mat­ter of fig­ur­ing what to do with them.” The FOX show kicked off with Si­mon Cow­ell, Paula Ab­dul and Randy Jackson as judges and had a num­ber of other stars join over the years. Upon the news of its can­cel­la­tion, Si­mon paid trib­ute say­ing: “We had a blast! Me, Paula, Randy, Ryan - and not for­get­ting Brian [Dun­kle­man, sea­son one co­host]. Thanks to the fans we were able to make some great shows and found some amaz­ing artists. “Fox took a risk on a brand new show and I want to thank them for giv­ing us the op­por­tu­nity. They really were great times.” Si­mon - who quit the show in 2010 to launch ‘The X Fac­tor’ in Amer­ica - also thanked the en­tire coun­try for en­joy­ing the show for so long. Among those who have been on the judg­ing panel dur­ing its run are Mariah Carey, Nicki Mi­naj, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler and Kara DioGuardi.

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