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'American Idol' sputters into its final season tonight. Here are the 5 things that killed the show

'American Idol' sputters into its final season tonight. Here are the 5 things that killed the show

“American Idol” starts its 15th and final season tonight. And we have to say we’re glad. The show has overstayed its welcome.

When the final season premieres at 8 p.m. today, Jan. 6, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, of FOX-TV, there probably will be a lot of nostalgia.

But the truth is, the show died long ago. Can anyone even name the winners from the past three seasons? (Candice Glover,  Caleb Johnson and Nick something or other – OK, Fradiani.)

Anybody buy their records? Did they even release any? (Answer: The first two, yes – Johnson’s sold just 11,000 copies – Fradiani, eight months after winning, has...

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