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Top 14 Moments From The 'American Idol' Finale

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Apr. 8 2016, Published 12:59 p.m. ET

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Not a dry eye in the house! Thursday's series finale of American Idol paid tribute to the past 15 seasons, with surprise appearances and star-studded performances from previous contestants. See photos of the top moments!

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For the final season, Trent Harmon was the winner. "I worked so hard. I know that I had a God-given ability, but I didn't want to take it for granted. I wanted to work so hard, and Renae pushed me to do it," Harmon said before singing his final song "Falling."

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William Hung made a surprise return for the show, performing his infamous "She Bangs" audition.

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Judge Keith Urban and Idol winner turned country superstar Carrie Underwood delivered a powerful rendition https://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/keith-urban-father-robert-dies-cancer/ of "Stop Dragging My Heart Around."

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Original judges Simon Cowell (who made a surprise entrance), Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson reunited on stage to reminisce on the good old days.

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Pro wrestler John Cena and wrestler Nikki Bella were also in attendance.

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For her arrival on the red carpet, Carrie Underwood made a loud statement in a sheer dress.

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Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, who is very pregnant with her second child, made an emotional appearance for an epic pop medley of her top songs.

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All grown up! Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler hit the red carpet in style.

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A final bows from American Idol judges!

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Fan favorite Clay Aiken dusted off his pipes for a performance.

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LaToya London was all smiles before the show. Later, she joined fellow divas Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia for a belty medley of ballads.

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Jordin Sparks opted for a fun print and flare pants for her red carpet look.

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