Maddie Poppe, left, reacts with Ryan Seacrest after being announced the winner of "American Idol" on May 21 in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in the two-hour finale on ABC. 

Maddie Poppe, left, reacts with Ryan Seacrest after being announced the winner of "American Idol" on May 21 in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in the two-hour finale on ABC. 

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Updated at 1 p.m. on Aug. 15

American Idol will come to Plano in search of contestants on Sept. 3.

The bus will stop at McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St., in downtown Plano. Entry will only cost you a song and possibly some sleep; the in-person registration will start at 7 a.m. with the auditions scheduled to start at 9.

Hopefuls can pre-register online at https://fmna.etribez.com/ag/fmna/ai2abc/welcomeOnsite.html. There are some rules, too, with one of the first being that aspirants have to be 15 years old, on the website. 

A couple of versions of the "Idol Bus" will traverse the country, simultaneously departing from Orlando and San Diego. 

Aspiring Idols can audition in person as the bus rolls through a town near them, or send audition videos online at AmericanIdol.com/auditions. Aspirants can also use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Musical.ly by using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.

13 singers from D-FW, including Caroline Kraddick, will appear on new 'American Idol'

The first season of American Idol on ABC ended in late May, with Maddie Poppe winning. Judges, all returning for the next season, were Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie.

North Texas had 13 singers who made it on the show last year, including Caroline Kraddick and Ron Bultongez

The bus will also roll through other cities in Texas: Houston on Sept. 4 and Austin on Sept. 6. It will stop in Oklahoma City on Sept. 6.

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