Carey Appears in New “American Idol” Promo

“It doesn’t matter what you’ve been dealt,” announces Mariah Carey in the latest promo for the upcoming season of American Idol

The 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer and new judge of Fox’s reality singing competition appears in the new promo that aims to give hope to aspiring singers, claiming, “Dreams come true here [on American Idol].”

Mariah Carey

Following Carey’s decree, Randy Jackson continues, “True talent always overcomes.” Fellow judges Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj add, “If you’ve got what it takes you can make your dream a reality. ”

There’s also another promo that features a stuttering contestant. Despite his difficulty speaking, hopeful Lazaro Arbos has a good voice and impresses the judges with his rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” shedding tears as the judges praise his performance.

The new season of American Idol will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 on Fox.

Fans can watch the premiere episode a week earlier, on January 9, at a free screening in 11 movie theaters across the country in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Nashville and Los Angeles.

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