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Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick on End of 'American Idol'

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick on End of 'American Idol'

"Raise your hand if you were born after June 22, 2002," shouts comedian Jay Flats as he warms up the American Idol audience. If you were, he notes, than American Idol is older than you.

It's a not-so-subtle reminder that the vocal competition has been a mainstay of popular culture for 14 years, beaming into our living rooms to introduce us to Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson and, yes, William Hung.

This is the final day on the CBS Television City lot in West Hollywood, California, the show's home for all 15 seasons.

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