“American Idol” is over. Fox announced this morning that next spring will mark its final season. It’s no surprise. Ratings have been in decline for a long, long time. This fall will be the last round of auditions, which could either be a melancholy event or a frenzy for potential contestants to get onto the show.
So much has happened since “Idol” tilted toward its end. “The Voice” usurped it with lots of bells and whistles. Last week, Clive Davis–who made many “Idol” winners stars including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, as well as Fantasia and most notably Jennifer Hudson–appeared on “The Voice” to introduce his next star, Avery Wilson.
Idol’s biggest winner? Without a doubt, Ryan Seacrest. He’s become a TV mini mogul, and incredibly rich as producer of many other things including “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E. He’s also totally embedded with Clear Channel aka I Heart Radio. His next conquest may be NBC if the network picks up Jennifer Lopez’s proposed new TV series.