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'American Idol': Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj Feud Takes Center Stage In New Commercial (VIDEO)

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An Australian network is already publicizing the Carey-Minaj feud to promote the new season of "Idol." | Fox

The new season of "American Idol" doesn't premiere until January 16 (8 p.m. EST on Fox), but the publicity machine has been working overtime to hype the arrival of new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and (to a lesser extent) Keith Urban.

Carey and Minaj have been at the center of a well-publicized feud since judging began, with some speculating that the rivalry is little more than a publicity stunt. Regardless of the motivations behind the duo's supposed animosity, some Fox affiliates are already capitalizing on the relationship.

Australian network Ten has dedicated an entire commercial to highlighting Carey and Minaj's bickering, and we're certain that other channels will soon follow suit. Check out Ten's Mariah vs. Nicki ad below. (Apologies for the poor quality, we're searching for a better version.)

"American Idol" premieres Wed., Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

Will you watch the new "American Idol"? Do you think Carey and Minaj's feud is the real deal?

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