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Ryan Seacrest Says Goodbye 'For Now' on 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

Ryan Seacrest might have left the most-talked about moment from the American Idol finale for the last second!

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.

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FYI: Ryan is wearing Max Verre shoes.

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Brian Dunkleman Returns to 'American Idol' for Finale!

Brian Dunkleman surprises the crowd on stage at the opening of the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 44-year-old former host of the show was invited by longtime host Ryan Seacrest to introduce the judges at the top of the show.

Brian also joked about how Ryan should get prepared to be unemployed after tonight and how he knows how it feels. He was let go from the series right after the first season.

“I want to congratulate the show on struggling along another 14 seasons without me,” he joked.

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Taylor Swift Surprises Kids With Ryan Seacrest at Nashville Hospital - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift grabs a selfie with Ryan Seacrest after his studio opening at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital on Friday (March 18) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 26-year-old pop star joined Ryan, 41, as the surprise guest at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Taylor also made a speech at the event, and you can watch a clip below!

“Surprise of the century?!” Ryan wrote on Instagram after the event. “Thx for being part of our 10th opening today and everything you do for the kids #SeacrestStudios.”

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Ryan Seacrest Makes an Early Arrival at Oscars 2016

Ryan Seacrest rocks a gray tux while stepping out onto the pink carpet at the 2016 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 28) in Hollywood.

The 41-year-old American Idol host and radio personality arrived early to host some pre-show festivities on E! with Giuliana Rancic.

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“game on. Five to live #Oscars #ERedCarpet,” Ryan tweeted right before the show began.

Make sure to watch the 2016 Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, tonight at 8:30/7:30c on ABC!

FYI: Ryan is wearing a Ryan Seacrest Distinction tuxedo.

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Jennifer Lopez Weighs In On 'American Idol's Last Season: 'It's Possible' It Might Not Be

Jennifer Lopez leans over Keith Urban to chat with Ryan Seacrest on the American Idol panel at the FOX portion during the 2016 Winter TCA Tour held at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday afternoon (January 15) in Pasadena, Calif.

The two judges and host were joined by Harry Connick, Jr. and mentor Scott Borchetta as well as several Idol alums.

Season 10′s runner-up Lauren Alaina and winner Scotty McCreery, Season 14′s Nick Fradiani, Season 8′s Kris Allen, Season 7′s David Cook, Season 6′s Jordin Sparks, and Season 2′s Ruben Studdard also joined the discussion.

On the panel, all three judges and Ryan were quick to say that this current season may not be its’ final.

“You never know with a format like this – it’s possible,” Jennifer shared during the debate of whether season 15 was the “final” or “farewell”. “Whether they’re making a mistake, if that’s the feeling, right now, that’s their feeling…At the end of the day you never know.”

Ryan added, “I was just speaking to Gary and Dana [cochairs/CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman] before the session. The numbers look great this season and we’re all pleased people are watching, and some are coming back to watch…Does that mean it’s the end? I’m not so sure.”

FYI: Jennifer is in a Lover dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.

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'American Idol' 2016 - Watch 10 Audition Clips from Final Season

The final season of American Idol will be premiering tonight (January 6) and we have gathered all of the audition clips released so far!

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. have all returned as judges and Ryan Seacrest is hosting the show for the 15th and final time this year.

Make sure to tune in for the two-night season premiere tonight and tomorrow at 8/7c on Fox.

Click through the slideshow below to watch audition clips from the premiere…

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Ryan Seacrest Reveals His Favorite 'American Idol' Winner!

With the premiere of the final season of American Idol happening in less than 24 hours, Ryan Seacrest is doing press to promote the highly anticipated episode.

The 41-year-old host appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday morning (January 5) and was asked to pick his favorite winner from the past 14 seasons.

Ryan‘s pick… Carrie Underwood!

Kelly [Clarkson] too, but I was just on New Years with Carrie and she’s just a superstar,” he said. “She really is.”

“I was just sort of thinking about that last episode, the last night, the final time we crown a winner and how emotional that will be,” Ryan said. “I love this show.”

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE winner from the last 14 years of American Idol?

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