The best and worst performances from 15 seasons of ‘American Idol’

Posted at 10:01 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 11:47:26-04

For the past 15 years, American pop culture has been intertwined with the TV show, "American Idol."

Chances are you gathered with family and friends to cheer for your favorite up-and-coming star, or you at least rolled your eyes at the sight and sound of would-be singers who stumbled through auditions.

From Fantasia's brilliant take on Gershwin's "Summertime", to William Hung's hip-shaking rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs", the videos above feature a handful of the highs and lows you might remember.

Be sure to catch the conclusion of American Idol's season finale Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on FOX 13, with News at Nine following immediately after.