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Judges Keith Urban (L), Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. appear during the Fox Network presentation at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour in Pasadena, California January 15, 2016. Reuters/David McNew

“American Idol” has been airing for 15 years on Fox, and fans have been tuning in as its farewell season is drawing nearer to a close in April 2016. 9.6 million viewers watched the broadcast on Jan. 26, indicating that the show still has the potential to stay big in another network or online.

Hollywood Week: Group Night involved the 108 remaining contestants teaming up and coming up with fluid and stellar choreography.

Emotions were running high right from the beginning. Shelbie Z left the group that she formed, while Poh simply quit the entire competition, saying that she was not ready. Dalton Rapattoni and Kassy Levels were left without much help and had to work with what they were left with. Anatalia Villaranda was denied by Team Envy, because of her bossy mom, so she had to team up with Dalton and Kassy and they were all safe.

Jordan Sasser and his ace team collaborated with Jenna Renae, Kory Wheeler and Jordan. They create Team Blue Eyes, who did excellent singing “Treasure,” by Bruno Mars. They move on to the next round. Sara Sturm, Lynnzee and Jenn Blosil create Team Milk and Cookies and sang “Drag Me Down” by One Direction. They also make it through the next round. Kayce Haynes and his all-male group were also successful.

Amelia Eisenhauer, Lee Jean and Tristan McIntosh formed Team Ooh x2 and did quite well. Avalon Young and her group had a forgettable performance. Chynna Sherrod, Terrian, Trent Harmon and Jeneve Rose Mitchell also did well and were all safe. Michelle Marie, Lindsey Carrier and Ashley Lusk of Team Singing Out Loud had to move on without Lindsey.

Compared to past Hollywood Week: Group Night episodes, the recent one was less bloody and managed to keep many fan favorites.

According to Entertainment Weekly, current judge Harry Connick, Jr. speculated that “American Idol” will continue, although in a different network. He said that the format has been proven to be very effective in searching for superstars in the music world. The show is expected to find a new life elsewhere in the near future.

Check out some of the highlights from the latest episodes here.

Source: YouTube/American Idol