The cast of “iCarly” had our hearts from the the pilot episode onward. But before that? Well, it turns out the classic trio — Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress — were just as lovable all the way back to their earliest auditions for the show.

It’s always a treat to see stars before their breakout moments. Who could have guessed they’d become Nickelodeon sensations six seasons in a row? The Nickelodeon producers, for starters. And it seems their instincts were on point, because these three turned Carly, Sam and Freddie into household names.

A lot has changed — life, hairstyles, height and more! — but we still can’t imagine these three being played by anyone else.

The first video is a short clip of the three together for an early iCarly audition. We’re loving Jennette’s huge smile, Miranda’ timid chuckles, and Nathan’s confident cuteness. But most of all, we love how normal these kids look — considering their enormous talents, it’s fun to realize that most (if not all!) celebrities were once just like us in our awkward pre-teen years.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any extended audition of Miranda or Jennette to share right now. But we do have Nathan’s! Check it out:

The first video is a short clip of the three together for an early iCarly audition. We’re loving Jennette’s huge smile, Miranda’ timid chuckles, and Nathan’s confident cuteness. But most of all, we love how normal these kids look — considering their enormous talents, it’s fun to realize that most (if not all!) celebrities were once just like us in our awkward pre-teen years.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any extended audition of Miranda or Jennette to share right now. But we do have Nathan’s! Check it out:

For a fourteen year old, all we can say is “wow” to his comedic timing — a skill most adults lack. How crazy is it that little Nathan is all grown up and married as of early 2016?

Anyway, it’s been amazing to watch these three grow up onscreen, and we can’t wait to see what they do in the future. We’ll miss these innocent, giggling kids, but their adult selves have proven to be equally awesome so far. You go, “iCarly” cast!

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iCarly” is an American teen sitcom, starring Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress, which aired on Nickelodeon for seven seasons, from 2007 to 2012. “iCarly,” created by Dan Schneider, follows a teen girl named Carly who has her own webcast. The series was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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