My family and I have been watching American Idol since the first season. It has changed judges, venues, and contestants, but it has never changed the process. It was a great show for many different reasons; excellent but unknown singers could be discovered, as an audience we could choose the fate of a contestant, and the music industry changed because of this show. My family and I were sad to see the last episode the other night but are happy to have been a part of it’s history and have listened to and supported the artists who have come from American Idol. I have seen Phillip Phillips in concert more than a few times. We own Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreary CD’s. We all love Kelly Clarkson! Thanks Idol for the good family entertainment for so many years. It will be missed.