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'American Idol' ends its 15-season run with epic show of winners and judges

LaToya London and Taylor Hicks perform at the "American Idol" farewell season finale Thursday in Los Angeles.
LaToya London and Taylor Hicks perform at the "American Idol" farewell season finale Thursday in Los Angeles. AP

"American Idol," which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, will fade into TV and music history after Thursday night's epic finale.

Randy, Paula and Simon returned. J-Lo twerked and Carrie Underwood performed with Keith Urban. A very pregnant Kelly Clarkson also sang.

The show that changed the intersection of TV and music crowned its final champion. All 15 winners (and many popular runners-up) came back to sing. What did fans think?

And finally, an emotional Trent Harmon was crowned as 'Idol's last winner.

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