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'American Idol': How Twitter said goodbye

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After 14 years, 7 billion votes, 1 million auditions, 13 Grammy wins, and 459 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts, American Idol came to a close on Thursday night.

The venerable Fox competition show, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, and many more, saw many of its famous alums and judges return for the final episode to pay tribute to what American Idol meant to popular culture. On social media, the remembrances and praise rolled in as well, with stars and fans posting their Idol memories throughout the two-hour broadcast.

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Ahead, check out how Twitter said goodbye to American Idol.