'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.
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.