American Idol's upcoming 16th season will be its last, marking the end of the iconic reality TV singing competition. And while it'll probably be bittersweet to see the show finally off the air after it's launched so many careers --  from Kelly Clarkson to Jennifer Hudson to Carrie Underwood and beyond -- one former contestant is pretty sure the show's run its course by now, and the decision isn't all that distressing.

When the Huffington Post asked Adam Lambert whether he was sad about the show's upcoming end, he said, "Sad? No. I think it's about time, you know? I think they kind of took stake of where they're at and thought, 'Okay, we're done.'"

And although he also believes "it's great that there's talent that can be discovered via TV," Adam claims that, at this point, the Internet is far more integral to finding superstars than television is. He went on, "I think things are changing a little bit. Things like YouTube have now become a great way for people to launch their talent, as well. I think things might be shifting a little bit, so we'll see what the next phase is."

Someone who may share his thoughts is Mariah Carey. A few weeks ago she revealed just how much she hated working on the show as a judge. During a radio interview she said, "That was the worst experience of my life. I’m not going to get into what it was but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions of establishing a good experience during that show. Pinning two females against each other wasn’t cool. It should’ve been about the contestants and not about some nonexistent feud that turned into even more ridiculousness. I would never want to be involved with it again, but everybody else can like it!"

You can check out the Huffington Post's interview with Adam Lambert in the video above.

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