First Look: New American Idol Season 12 Promo!

It’s almost (but not quite) that time of year, America… and we’ve got something to keep you occupied while you wait for American Idol to start again in January.

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Press PLAY on the video below to see a new Season 12 promo, complete with inspirational scenes of wannabe stars and glowing shots of judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson — as well as host Ryan Seacrest.

Then hit the comments with your thoughts about the upcoming season, the two-night premiere of which is slated for Wednesday, January 16, and Thursday, January 17 (Fox, 8/7c).