On Friday, as many celebrated “May the 4th be with You” fans were celebrating as ABC announced the renewal of American Idol Season 2.
In its first season on ABC, they reported the show finished as Sunday’s no. 1 Entertainment show bringing in an average of 9.3 million viewers.
For the first season, ABC selected Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry as judges for the show. So with the news, the executives confirmed that the judges would return for a second season.
“American Idol’s return on ABC has shown once again that viewers love to discover and support raw talent,” said Trish Kinane, president of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America, executive producer and showrunner of American Idol. “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.”
Luke Bryan took to his Instagram on Friday confirming the news with fans. The caption on his video says, “It’s Happening. Season 2 American Idol”
Bryan just recently celebrated his 20th career #1 single as “Most People Are Good” hits the top spot on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts. This is Luke’s 12th straight Billboard #1, the longest current streak among all artists. “Most People Are Good” is the second consecutive #1 from Luke’s What Makes You Country album.
“I think that ‘Most People Are Good’ might be one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded,” shared Luke. “I think it’s a song that truly helps people believe in people again. We seem to get reminded every day of all the negativity of what humans are, and truly it’s only .001 percent of people causing all the negativity. I mean, I truly believe that. This song preaches the innocence of children, the beauty of mothers, the beauty of relationships, the beauty of what life truly could be and should be and really is. I think that most people lay their heads down at night and try to be better and try to be good to other people. And this song captures those emotions perfectly.”
In addition to American Idol, Bryan is out on the What Makes You Country tour and will perform at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest in June. For more infomration, visit Bryan’s website.