"And trust me, nobody knows the pain of life without 'Idol' more than me.
Don't worry buddy, being unemployed, it's not that bad." "I just wanted to stop by and congratulate the show for struggling along for another 14 seasons without me," he continued. See what Dunk recently said about why he left he show here.
just winners to come sit in the judges’ chairs,” Orland said.
“I think there’s more than a handful that would be really great at it.” Tony-nominated Broadway star Constantine Maroulis, who appeared in the show’s competitive fourth season, agrees that former contestants have a unique perspective that can add something fresh to the show’s future.
We were from the same state [of Mississippi], so we had a unique relationship.We would help each other, and it was such a healthy competitiveness that we had.""It's always good to be friends with the people you're competing against," he concluded.When Seacrest read out his name as the final "Idol" champion, Harmon made sure to take note of what he was thinking, just like he famously made sure to write down "every little thing -- the good and the bad" -- throughout his experience on the show so that he could "recall upon it and use it later."See photos from the "American Idol" series finale: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: American Idol Season 15 winner Trent Harmon performs coronation song onstage during FOX's 'American Idol' Finale For The Farewell Season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.For example: ran when I was a senior in college, and in the house I lived in with nine other girls, you were either a Bo Bice fan or a Constantine Maroulis fan, with no options in between. Plus, his spiky-haired, leather-cuff aesthetic from way back in 2008 (when his audition aired) has morphed into an even sexier, stubbly, six-packed look today. look could best be described as "dapper," as it was a winning combination of nerd glasses, bowties, and blazers, with occasionally glam accents.Weirdly, we yelled at each other about this a lot but never actually voted for our favorite. He topped off his look with an irresistible smile and a voice sweeter than honey. To say nothing of his perfectly swivelly dancing hips and how adorable he was standing on his tiptoes, trying to match Jordin Sparks's height in heels during their duet of "No Air." Dreamboat. He was so handsome he was able to pull of looks no man should be able to: meticulously sculpted goatees, oversize argyle sweaters, and that weird thing where you wear two polo shirts of contrasting colors at the same time. Besides that, when you Google image search him, one of the automatically suggested search terms is "abs," and with good reason."Thank you contestants, to Fox for putting us on air, for you guys being my best friends now. I'm feeling quite emotional." __inactive:kaltura-video:0-mgo3g5z6__ And what would a finale be without William Hung?takes its final bow Thursday night, the show will be remembered for a lot of things: the bona fide pop stars it's crowned, the eviscerating critiques its judges have doled out, and the countless tear-jerking backstories and jaw-dropping musical moments it's brought you. Colton Swon doesn't have the distinction of being the only Colton on this list, and you might not even remember he was on the show.Even the cheesy-as-hell styling Jim was stuck with way back on his season (yes, I know it was 2002, but that doesn't mean he had to wear as many denim vests and tank tops and dog tags as he did) couldn't take away from what a cutie he was.Hollywood is abuzz — yet again — about prospects of an “American Idol” reboot, this time at ABC with a return slated for spring of 2018.Will the once formidable music competition show, which spent 15 years at Fox, fly again?Former “Idol” associate musical director Michael Orland, who coached hundreds of finalists during his decade-and-a-half working on the show, thinks the franchise is ripe for a refresh.at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: American Idol Season 15 winner Trent Harmon (R), host Ryan Seacrest (L) and finalist La'Porsha Renae speak onstage during FOX's 'American Idol' Finale For The Farewell Season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.And then there are the countless crushes the show has delivered you. After a strong audition, he was cut during Hollywood Week.