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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: