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The second season of X Factor USA ended not too long ago, but for us it seems like ages since Tate Stevens beat Carly Rose Sonenclar for that $5 million contract. We’re already eager for X Factor 2013 to begin! So when do we get another dose of our favorite talent competition?

In an official press release, Fox announced on June 26 that your favorite talent competition will return for a two-day kickoff on September 11 and 12, 2013. That may seem like a long way off for die-hard fans, but you know how summer flies by. We'll be meeting the new contestants and enjoying the playful banter of Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato in no time!

The 2013 X Factor judges — including newcomvers Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland — have been furiously whittling down the entrants from their in-person, open-call auditions, which began March 6th and concluded in May. Online auditions were recently extended to the end of June, so you still have few days to prove you have the "X factor."