In honor of its final season kicking off, American Idol brought back a few fan favorites on its Wednesday night premiere.

Clay Aiken was not one of them. And we have a feeling he won't be making an appearance on the show that made him famous any time soon, either.

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Today in "Tell us what you really think!" news Mariah Carey positively went off on American Idol when asked about her stint on the show in a recent interview.

Mariah didn't last very long as a judge (thanks in part to her hugely entertaining feud with Nicki Minaj), but she's been discussing the long-running series as a result of the recent news that Idol will be coming to an end after 15 seasons.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]