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VIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Teases AMERICAN IDOL Return: 'Good Night...For Now'

As AMERICAN IDOL came down to the final seconds of its television run, Ryan Seacrest addressed audiences while fighting back tears. "And one more time - this is so tough - we say to you from Hollywood, goodnight America," said the host of all 15 seasons.

Yet just moments before the show left the air, viewers were stunned to hear Seacrest add the words "For now." So was this truly the end of an era? According to producers comments over the past week, the show will most likely return with a different format. Watch the emotional send-off below!

On last night's show, the lights were dimmed for a final time and host Ryan Seacrest made one last dream come true, as Trent Harmon, 25, from Amory, MS, was named the 15th and final AMERICAN IDOL in the history-making series finale live from Dolby Theatre. Harmon celebrated his win with an amazing performance of "Falling," which is available for download exclusively on and iTunes.

The finale featured IDOL alumni superstars, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer HudsonplusRuben Studdard, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery,Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Brandon Rogers, Bucky Covington, Carly Smithson, Casey James, Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham,Clay Aiken, Colton Dixon, CONSTANTINE Maroulis, Danny Gokey, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, George Huff,James Durbin, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Justin Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler,Kimberley Locke, Kree Harrison, LaToya London, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Laine, and Tamyra Gray.

@AmericanIdol #IdolFinale @ryanseacrest says #FinalGoodbye ......#FORNOW WHATTTTTTTT!?!?!?!

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