Fox made the announcement at its Upfront Presentation: American Idol will bid farewell following the end of Season 15.
Yes, the show's ratings have declined, as has its effect on popular culture.
But there's no denying the overall impact of American Idol as a whole, from its most popular contestants to those you may have forgotten about.
Until now! It's time to sit back and catch up with the non-winners who captured a nation's attention for at least a few weeks during their respective seasons:
Justin Guarini finished second to Kelly Clarkson. He then starred in a movie alongside Kelly Clarkson. He then pretty much disappeared forever.
Okay, we're cheating already: Ruben Studdard actually won Season 2! But he never came close to making the same impact as runner-up Clay Aiken.
Frenchie Davis was disqualified from American Idol Season 2 for previously modeling on an adult website. Our first Idol scandal!
Corey Clark was also given the Season 2 boot after producers discovered he had a police record.
It's our first ironic contestant. William Hung's (REALLY!) off-key rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" received widespread attention on Season 3.
Bucky Covington was a fan favorite on Season 5. He hasn't gone on to do a whole lot in the music business.