‘American Idol’ Promo Chooses Inspiration Over Nicki-Mariah In-Fighting


Those of you American Idol fans hoping the series keeps the leaked Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey drama behind the scenes (translation: us) might be in luck. The first promo for Season 12’s new star-studded season has been released, and there’s nary an “explosive,” “dramatic,” or “I’m gonna knock you out!” adjective in sight. Instead, the promo sees Minaj, Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson running through generic Idol-friendly phrases (or Brad Pitt Chanel outtakes) like “To all the dreamers” (Carey), “To everyone who thought they’d never have a change” (Minaj), “It’s almost that time of year, America” (Jackson), and “The time to make dreams come true” (Urban). Could this season turn out to be more inspirational than intemperate?

Nah. Based on the promo, it’s more likely to be a five month-long Levi’s ad. Either way, like every year, count us in. Watch the promo below!

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Kate Ward is the current Executive Editor for Hollywood.com, a former editor and writer for Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, and a forever fan of pop culture. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ward — whose work has also appeared in Glamour magazine — loves talking about nutgrafs and hates exclamation points, despite using them on a regular basis. Specializing in reality TV, ’90s nostalgia, and bad movies, Ward is likely the oldest person to attend "American Idols LIVE!" every year with her mom.