The first promo for Season 12 of FOX’s long-running reality singing competition “American Idol” is quite beautiful in its simplicity. The new spot introduces the new judges — including Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey — and shows us many faces of this year’s auditioners. Could one of them make the live shows?

Urban, Minaj, Carey and Randy Jackson begin the ad by holding up cards introducing their names before Ryan Seacrest informs us that “The show that started it all is starting our best season yet. There’s only one ‘American Idol.'”

They’re followed by a montage of “Idol” hopefuls holding cards that tell us “there are 7 billion people in the world,” but naturally there’s only one Idol (per season, that is).

“American Idol” returns to FOX on Jan. 16, 2013. Are you excited for the new judging panel?

Posted by:Jean Bentley