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Mariah Carey appears in a 2012 promotional ad for American Idol which aired on October 27, 2012. - Provided courtesy of  FOX

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban star in new 'American Idol' promo - See video

10/28/2012 by Kristina Lopez

Get ready America, "American Idol" is gearing up to come back in January and Fox showed off the show's new judges in an ad that debuted during game three of the World Series on Saturday, October 27.

In the promotional video, which can be viewed below, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Ryan Seacrest appear to speak to future contestants who dream of stardom.

The commercial ends with Ryan Seacrest saying his catchphrase "This is 'American Idol.'"

Fox officially announced on September 16 that Minaj and Keith Urban signed on as "American Idol" judges and would join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey for the next season.

According to Deadline.com, the platinum-selling rapper reportedly signed a contract that is rumored to include a $10 million to $12 million salary. Meanwhile, Urban is said to be earning around $3 million to $5 million for the gig. Carey was signed on for her role on the show earlier this summer.

The new judges come on the heels of the departures of former judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez at the end of last season. Lopez and Tyler joined the series in 2010.

Earlier this month, there were reports of a feud between Carey and Minaj. A video of Minaj screaming expletives at Carey during an audition in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 2, also made headlines.

"American Idol" returns for its 13th season on January 16 on Fox. Check out the new commercial spot below.

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