By Samantha Grossman
May 11, 2015

Fox’s announcement on Monday that the upcoming 15th season of American Idol would also be its last certainly isn’t surprising, but it is likely to inspire a healthy bout of nostalgia.

Over the years, there have been some pretty egregious auditions—but, of course, there have also been some excellent ones. We invite you to take a moment and go all the way back to the very beginning, when a 20-year-old girl from Texas named Kelly stood before the judges.

Kelly Clarkson has obviously come quite a long way since this 2002 audition—but her insane talent is evident. Watch as Simon Cowell, notorious for being a total stickler, tries to hide the extreme delight he’s clearly experiencing as Kelly serenades the judges.

RIP, American Idol.

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