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Kelly Clarkson Looks Back on 15th Anniversary of 'American Idol' Win!

Can you believe that it has been 15 years since Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol?!

The Grammy-winning singer was just 20-years-old when the finale aired and she belted out “A Moment Like This” for millions of people. The finale took place on September 4, 2002.

“15 years ago today my life changed y’all! I am so blessed and so grateful 😊 #amomentlikethis #originalsauce,” Kelly tweeted along with a GIF of sauce being cooked.

In the years since, Kelly has released seven albums and her eighth one is coming later this year.

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Katy Perry Reveals Her Choices for 'American Idol' Co-Judges!

Katy Perry is set to judge this upcoming reboot season of American Idol, and her co-judges have not yet been announced.

That didn’t stop the 32-year-old entertainer from revealing her picks for who will sit beside her at the judges table.

Katy was confirmed as a judge back in May, and so far, no other star has been announced on the judges panel.

Ryan Seacrest has been confirmed to return as host of the show, which is moving from Fox to ABC.

Click through the slideshow to find out Katy Perry’s choices for American Idol judges…

Former 'American Idol' Winners Kick Off Auditions for ABC Reboot at Disney World

Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks, and Kris Allen cut the ribbon to kick off auditions for ABC’s reboot of American Idol on Thursday (August 17) at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The thee former winners were joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for the celebratory moment.

While the auditions have begun, these are not the auditions in front of the official judging panel. The show has yet to lock in all three judges and only Katy Perry has signed on so far.

American Idol will air next year on ABC!

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Charlie Puth In Front-Running For American Idol Judge Spot

Charlie Puth might be headed to American Idol!

The 25-year-old entertainer is one of the front-runners to be a judge on the show’s upcoming revival.

Charlie is reportedly in advanced talks with the series, along with Lionel Richie.

The duo would be joining fellow judge Katy Perry, as well as Ryan Seacrest, who recently signed on to host.

ABC is also debating whether to have four judges on the panel.

Other candidates for the spot includes Luke Bryan and Idol veteran Keith Urban.

Ryan Seacrest to Host 'American Idol' Reboot, Confirms News on 'Live!'

Ryan Seacrest just confirmed that he will definitely be hosting the American Idol reboot!

On Live! with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly and Ryan made the announcement after teasing some big news.

Ryan Seacrest is returning as the host of American Idol!” Kelly said on the show

“I am so excited. It’s gonna be the best time,” Ryan added.

Ryan of course was the original host on the show way back to season one with Kelly Clarkson!

Katy Perry will be one of the hosts on the judging panel when the show returns next year on ABC.

Lionel Richie Being Eyed for 'American Idol' Judge!

Lionel Richie is reportedly in the running for a seat on the American Idol judging panel!

The legendary 67-year-old entertainer is becoming a popular choice with the execs at the ABC reboot because of his credibility, according to TMZ.

Katy Perry is already confirmed to be a judge on the upcoming season and former Idol contestant Chris Daughtry was rumored to be joining the panel, but that has not been confirmed at this point.

Ryan Seacrest
is close to signing a deal to return as the host of the singing competition.

Ryan Seacrest's 'Idol' Deal Expected to Close This Weekend

  • Find out how much ABC will pay Ryan Seacrest to return as the American Idol host – TMZ
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  • A former Bachelor in Paradise star makes a plea not to cancel the show – The Hollywood Reporter