The 41-year-old host signed off from the show by saying goodbye “for now” as the screen faded to black.
“The real reason our lives have changed forever is you at home. We know that. We appreciate that. And one more time, this is so tough, we say to you from Hollywood, good night America… for now,” he said while closing the show.
It has been said all year that this is just the “farewell season” of American Idol and the show’s series creator Simon Fuller said the other day that it will “for sure” be coming back someday in another form. We will just have to wait and see!
Make sure to find out who was crowned the final winner of the series.
FYI: Ryan is wearing Max Verre shoes.