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Mariah Carey Gets Tearful in New 'American Idol' Season 12 Promo

November 22, 2012 (9:18 am) GMT
The 'Triumphant (Get 'Em)' singer is so moved by a contestant's performance that she sheds tears during the auditions in this latest sneak peek for the veteran reality show.

gets the spotlight in a new "" season 12 promo. The new judge delivers a short inspirational message in the video, "I always sang, and I always wrote. It's just about having that ambition. You really can't let go of your dreams," as footage shows her in the auditions.

Carey tears up in one scene as saying, "Do not make me cry." She's also moved by another singing hopeful, praising him, "I felt every single word you sang." To another promising talent, she says, "I know people are going to love you."

Together with and , Carey joins in the judging panel of "Idol" season 12. returns as the host of the veteran singing competition, which will premiere the new installment on January 16, 2013 on FOX.


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