‘American Idol’ Season 12 Trailer Introduces New Judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban

It’s almost that time America…no I’m not talking about the holidays (although those are coming up too, so plan accordingly), I’m talking about American Idol. In preparation for the reality juggernaut’s upcoming 12th season, Fox has released an epic new trailer full of American pride and a promise from the judges that you “can make dreams come true.” The trailer takes us from sea to shining sea to demonstrate the boundless talent that’s just waiting to be discovered, but the real highlight is the introduction of this season’s new judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, who will be joining Randy Jackson at the judges’ table this year.

Check out the trailer below. Do you think it’s inspiring, cheesy or a little of both?

The Season 12 premiere of American Idol will be a two-part event with part one airing Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and part two airing Thursday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox.