Ryan Seacrest admits to getting emotional about American Idol finale
Ryan Seacrest is feeling emotional about the finale of 'American Idol'.
The 41-year-old presenter has fronted the TV series since its inception in 2002 and as the final series of the ever-popular show draws to a close, Ryan has found himself feeling nostalgic about its evolution.
He shared: "I think about every time we're doing something this season that this will be the last one of these.
"This is the last top 10, this is the last wild card. It's starting to sink in that this season's only six more weeks."
In particular, Ryan has been reflecting on his experiences with the show's first-ever winner, Kelly Clarkson.
Recalling a recent meeting with the star, Ryan told E! Online: "I started thinking about the fact that many years ago I was scared to death standing next to her announcing the first winner, so it's starting to sink in that this is really a farewell."
Despite his emotion, Ryan is looking forward to the final of the current series, because of the talent of the contestants.
He said: "We, this year, have more that are, at this stage, better than in years past.
"There are more than a handful that have got some really incredible talent, so I think that we will end with what we need, which is a marquee, great bookend final winner for the show."