Timeless Thoughts: American Idol

The American Idol Season 15 finale and supposed last-ever episode aired last week so I thought I’d talk about it for this month’s Timeless Thoughts. It made me quite emotional because I’ve been watching this show since I was in elementary school. It will feel strange not looking forward to a new season next January.

Though I wasn’t a completely loyal fan having missed a few seasons, I still got to experience the show in its peak. I was a constant visitor at VoteForTheWorst.com during its strongest years, was familiar with some fan terms and the whole WGWG thing when it started, and even managed to put up a fansite to support my favorite contestant: David Archuleta.

The show used to be such a staple in my household. We would gather as a family to watch. Yes, it would get suuuupper cheesy at times but that’s part of the fun of it!

I still remember being in elementary school and freaking out when I saw Jasmine Trias in a mall show. Though, not in person as my mom and I had to leave before her show started! That was the first of many memories to come from this show.


My Personal American Idol statistics: 

Started Watching: Top 5 show (I think?) of Season 3
Favorite Season: Season 7
Favorite contestants: Colton Dixon, David Archuleta, Blake Lewis, Siobhan Magnus, JAX, and Dalton Rapattoni.
Idols I’ve Watched in Concert: David Archuleta, David Cook, Colton Dixon, and Jessica Sanchez
Idols I’ve Seen in Person (but have not met up close): Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, and Skylar Laine
Idols I’ve Met: Colton Dixon and David Archuleta


My Favorites: (L - R, Top) Colton Dixon, JAX, Dalton Rapattoni (L- R, Bottom) Siobhan Magnus, David Archuleta, Blake Lewis
My Favorites: (L – R, Top) Colton Dixon, JAX, Dalton Rapattoni (L- R, Bottom) Siobhan Magnus, David Archuleta, Blake Lewis


Some moments featuring my favorite contestants:



Did you watch American Idol too? If so, what season were you most invested in?



Kaela is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer who draws inspiration from her quirks, childhood nostalgia, and pop/sub-culture. www.KaelaAnte.com

3 thoughts on “Timeless Thoughts: American Idol

  1. I never got into American Idol. I watched some of Britain’s Got Talent and preferred that over AI. Still, I know AI is pretty popular, and like you having memories of the show, I have fond memories of discovering Paul Potts, Susan Boyle, Connie Talbot, and Shaheen Jafargholi. It’s interesting how shows can become a huge part of us 🙂

  2. We used to watch it more in the earlier seasons. Mind you I wasn’t exactly big on it, but I’d watch with my mom and stuff sometimes.

    My mom started to get fed up with it and stopped watching. Same here, but I never was huge on it like I said. I’m not big on reality tv.
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  3. I have never watched American Idol, but did watch Australian Idol for a while. It did not last as long as that one did. It’s sad when a show ends, especially one that has been around for so long and you find yourself having some routine associated with it. At least you have the memories. 😀
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