Get ready, American Idol fans, because today is your lucky day! After a painstaking waiting period, ABC has finally confirmed that American Idol is being picked up for a second season. In an official press release on May 4, the network confirmed what viewers have known all along — the show is a hit, and the people want more.
"We knew that American Idol on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success," said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment.
The best part? Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie are all returning as judges — wig! As far as Ryan Seacrest is concerned, he will also be joining the 2018-2019 season as the host, despite several rumors that he was leaving the show amid sexual harassment allegations.
“Our new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie have brought huge credibility, energy, and fun to the show this year, and we are so excited to continue the journey with Ryan Seacrest at the helm in the search for the next superstar," commented, Trish Kinane, executive producer and showrunner of American Idol.
At this time, a premiere date for Season 2 has yet to be confirmed! However, there's still time to enjoy all the amazing singers the current season has to offer! Don’t miss American Idol as the "Top 7" take the stage on ABC, this Sunday, May 6, live coast-to-coast at 8:00-10:00 p.m EST.