Rushfield signs off 'Idol Tracker'

The LAT's Richard Rushfield has posted his final entry on the Idol Tracker blog where he's been spending most of his time the past couple of years. He's headed to Gawker, as we reported last week.

It has been an amazing three years covering the most important spectacle in the history of the world. Three years ago, when we started the Show Tracker blog, I volunteered to write the occasional review of the occasional episode of "Idol," never imagining my life would disappear down the "Idol" rabbit hole. But then I came face to face with the incredible stories of these young people, these warriors of song, who every year risked the worst fate any of us can imagine -- public humiliation before tens of millions -- all for a shot at their dreams. I also got to meet the incredibly talented group of people who put the show together and on so many occasions was allowed to peek backstage at what goes into creating a goliath like "Idol."

So many memories from three years on the "Idol" beat. Come with me now on a little stroll down Memory Boulevard, as we visit an Idol Tracker's greatest days...

Chock full of pics and video.

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