‘American Idol’ Finally Reveals Season 2 Premiere Date

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It has been a long off-season for American Idol fans. Eight months have gone by since Ryan Seacrest announced to the world that Maddie Poppe had not only won, but she beat out her boyfriend, Caleb Lee Hutchinson!

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I don’t even know what to say. I couldn’t have dreamt of a more perfect night. Thank you to all of America for believing in me when I didn’t even believe in myself. A year ago I was lost and uncertain how I would be able to make this happen for myself. I cried and worried and wondered if this dream would ever pan out for me. So many times I contemplated giving up, but at the last second my saving grace came through when @americanidol dropped into my life. Not only has this show given me a platform to build my career on, but it has given me countless lifelong friends who I’ll love and cherish forever. All of these things and so much more, but one of the best gifts it’s given me is Caleb Hutchinson. This guy captured my heart from the start and showed me what love truly means. I’ve never cared for or adored another person so much, @calebleemusic you mean so much to me and I’m so blessed to be able to have had you alongside me throughout this journey and hopefully for many more moons to come, xo. Thank you everyone, this is truly everything I’ve ever wanted and I absolutely CANNOT believe this is my life. So blessed, so grateful. Thank you. ❤️

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While fans have been patiently waiting for the second season of the ABC version of the show to begin, the social media channels have been giving us some sneak peeks and behind the scenes looks, including a recap of all the fun they’ve had on the road for auditions.

Something that caught our eye in the above video was a clip from a Coer D’Alene, Idaho audition where a young girl was on top of Luke Bryan‘s shoulders while she was showing off her lasso skills and Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were dancing.

One of the reasons we can’t wait for the new season to start is to find out how the heck (and why the heck) this happened!

Well, thanks to a recently uploaded video to the official American Idol page, we won’t have to wait much longer!

“Every star’s journey starts somewhere,” the video reads, before revealing the premiere date as Sunday, March 3. Like last year, Idol will air on ABC on Sunday and Monday nights – with the Monday night show competing with The Voice once it returns as well.

We can’t wait for this new season! Can you? Watch Season 2’s promo video below.