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'American Idol' Without Randy Jackson? Alums Weigh In (Video)

Among the finalists praising the departing judge on the season 12 finale red carpet: season six's Blake Lewis and Chris Richardson, season nine's Lee DeWyze and season 11's Jessica Sanchez.

A common refrain at the American Idol season 12 finale? "It's the end of an era."

So declared a slew of series alums who walked the red carpet when asked about the exit of veteran judge Randy Jackson.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol': Randy Jackson Through the Years

It seems that over the years, the dawgfather has left an indelible mark on the many members of his dawg pound. Among them: season six's Blake Lewis and Chris Richardson, season nine winner Lee DeWyze, season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez, and more.

Watch the Idol alums' tributes in the video above.

Twitter: @Idol_Worship