Will ‘American Idol’ Be Returning For Season 3?

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This second season of American Idol on ABC was been nothing short of incredible.

From the first round of auditions, to Hollywood Week, to the Disney Aulani performances, to all the live shows, every week we have been treated to countless amazing performances, like Laine Hardy’s Top 20 performance of “Bring It On Home To Me.”


Before the regular TV season was over, ABC revealed which of their shows they have either renewed or cancelled and for several days, Idol hadn’t made an appearance on either of those lists.

That all changed when when American Idol confirmed they were coming back for a third season on Twitter. “We’re singing with excitement! American Idol is coming back for a third season on ABC!” they wrote.

Bobby Bones, who served as a mentor the entire 2nd season, replied to the tweet with three hand clapping emojis.

Variety reported that the judging panel isn’t set for next season. ABC rebooted Idol last year, with the intention for it to be a long-term network franchise, but they need costs to come down. Perry made headlines last year for raking in $25 million per season. Variety also reports that Seacrest is most likely under a long-term deal with ABC, seeing as his Emmy Award-winning daytime talkshow Live With Kelly & Ryan is on the same network.

TVLine has learned that the network has made offers to all three judges to return, but no deals have been made yet.

Are you excited for American Idol to come back for another season?!

Check out Hardy’s winning moment below.

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