This ... is "American Idol."
FOX has released the first promo video for the upcoming season of "Idol," which premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.
Season 12 returns with host Ryan Seacrest and longtime judge Randy Jackson and brings newcomers, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. In the commercial, which will air for the first time during game 3 of the MLB World Series tonight (Oct. 27), the judges give hope to the dreamers:
To all the dreamers ... To everyone who thought they’d never have a chance ... It’s almost that time of year America ...
The time to make dreams come true ... This is ... "American Idol."
It may be cheesy, but it's uber-inspiring -- right?
Check out the season 12 promo video above!