Watch the opening sequence to the premiere episode of American Idol’s 15th and Farewell Season! The last Idol premiere ever opens with families, friends, workplaces, gathered round their televisions, through the years, watching the American Idol. Amongst the gathered throngs, are wide-eyed young people, dreaming of the day they might be standing on that very stage. The beginning segment ends with the camera panning over to the golden ticket of a hopeful who had watched Nick Fradiani win the show, only months earlier.
Cut to a clip of Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman, on June 11, 2002, introducing the world to a brand new show…
Back to the present day, the current judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr., talk about American Idol‘s enduring legacy, and what they’re hoping for the last season. Shots of popular alums like Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry accompany Jennifer describing amazing talent that didn’t win American Idol, along with shots of singers like Fantasia and Scotty McCreery, who won it all.
This will be the GREATEST SEASON OF AMERICAN IDOL EVAH. Because, they say that every year! And it’s the last opportunity to even say it, so I ain’t mad.
Watch the opening sequence of the American Idol 15 premiere right here. Bonus: Some of you were wondering about Jordan Sasser’s audition since we only heard his wife, Alex, sing in a recent preview (Click above). There’s a bit of his audition in the clip.