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In 150 Words: Goodbye American Idol

Season 15 will be the last for ‘American Idol’.

FOX announced its cancellation during the week of ‘American Idol”s 14th season finale, citing declining ratings, competition with similar programs such as ‘The Voice’ and falling record sales for recent AI alumni. ‘American Idol”s final season will commence in January 2016.

Debuting in 2002, ‘American Idol’ quickly became one of America’s most-watched programs, ranking atop the ratings for several years and averaging 30 million viewers at its peak. The show became a launchpad for singers such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson.

For Filipino viewers, AI was credited for introducing Filipino-Americans such as Jasmine Trias and Jessica Sanchez to the national consciousness. Sanchez, the runner-up to Phillip Phillips in Season 11, even earned an endorsement deal with Bench and Smart Communications.

‘American Idol’ currently airs in the Philippines on ETC (via satellite) and Star World (within hours of original American broadcast). The show previously aired on ABC-5 and QTV/GMA News TV on free TV.

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Billboard Hot 100 Year-End for 2013: 41-50

Here are the songs from 41-50 in the 2013 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End singles charts. For songs 51-6061-7071-8081-90 and 91-100, click on the highlighted numbers.

41. A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin Problems.

42. Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj – Beauty And A Beat.

43. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert – Same Love.

44. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing.

45. Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais – Summertime Sadness.

46. Phillip Phillips – Home.

47. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time.

48. J. Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip.

49. Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj – Girl on Fire.

50. Demi Lovato – Heart Attack.

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Billboard Hot 100 Year-End for 2013: 61-70

Here are the songs from 61-70 in the 2013 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End singles charts. For songs 71-8081-90 and 91-100, click on the highlighted numbers.

61. Phillip PhillipsGone, Gone, Gone.

62. Imagine Dragons – Demons.

63. OneRepublic – Counting Stars.

64. Flo Rida – I Cry.

65. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks.

66. Jason Derulo – The Other Side.

67. Eminem – Berzerk.

68. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath.

69. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party.

70. Rihanna – Pour It Up.

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