American Idol 12 Promos! Idol Feud and Can’t Talk, But He Can Sing! (VIDEO)

Check out these new American Idol 12 promos! The new season begins on Wednesday January 16. CANNOT WAIT!

In the first, the feud between Mariah and Mariah is playfully highlighted. To be honest, I’m surprised they even went there. Look at poor Keith Urban in between those two ladies!

In the second, a singer with a speech impediment apparently sings beautifully. But we’ll have to wait until January to find out.

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  • Sara M

    The boy with the stutter is adorable.

  • ZsusK

    He can talk. He just does it with a stutter.

  • jcabby

    I am so excited. One of the staples of my TV viewing for over a decade. From the looks of things, this will be another great season. I can’t wait.

  • CFIdolsfan

    Can’t wait to hear him. There are others out there that can sing well in spite of stuttering. Country singer Mel Tillis and Christian singer Jason Gray are 2 such artists.

  • sporkle

    “A singer with a speech impediment apparently sings beautifully.”

    Looks like a nice, deserving kid. I just hope this doesn’t end up like the guy on AGT … 

  • fantoo1

    I don’t care what anybody says, I’m looking forward to the Nicki/Mariah feud. That will be some entertainment the auditions had been missing!

  • ????

    Tim Poe 2.0?LOL

  • Brittany Keener

    Keith wants him to sing all the time….I want Keith to talk all the time.  :D Acccccent!! <3

  • geekygirl

    Ahhh deja vu for the very FIRST Idol show ever in the UK.  The finalists were Will Young who won and Gareth Gates, a boy who won the countries’ hearts because he stuttered so badly but sang without one.

  • Kariann Hart

    Wish we could see more than this.  Cute kid…

  • tomr

    Offended by the promo featuring the young man with the disfluency.  What’s the purpose here Idol?  You gave the kid some empathy and showed some compassion.  Guess what?  It’s the law.  To only feature his impediment and not one note of his singing, is low.  To promote your show by featuring contestants that may look, behave, or communicate differently because of a disability is a sad commentary on the depths that you’ll go.

  • Robert D’Angio

    I think they showed him because it’s interesting that he does stutter but then apparently sings without one. It’s reality TV. I have to say that in cases like this, American Idol is on its 12th Season, if these contestants were unwilling to deal with what Idol may say or do to them, they wouldn’t try out. They know what they are getting into. They probably didn’t showcase his singing but did show the judges comments so that people will tune in to hear his incredible singing, not because he has a stutter. 

  • elliegrll

    The point is that they want people to tune in to hear him sing.  It’s manipulative, but that’s pretty much what promotion and advertising is.  In their defense, the setup is pretty good, because not only do they show that he is a stutterer, but they also show us the conclusion, by letting us know that his affliction doesn’t keep him from being so good that he made an impact on the judges.  In a way, showing the singing would take away from the intended message of the ad, which is don’t judge a book by its cover, etc,  since not everyone will think that his singing is great.

  • dy

    Yes, the best thing about Idol this year is going to be hearing Keith talk to us twice a week!

  • Miz

    ‘that’s like saying you did that brain surgeon thing’. I love Keith’s judging already.

    I’m afraid that people will be skeptical of the guy who stutters. I know that in the back of my mind I’m thinking, ‘Is this another stunt like the AGT guy?’

  • Kirsten


    ‘that’s like saying you did that brain surgeon thing’. I love Keith’s judging already.

    I loved that. Keith is feisty!

  • bannanafish

    Gareth Gates 1st audition:

  • maymay

    The kid`s name is Lazaro Arbos from Cuba. His singing is not bad but people could  pay more attention to his talking than his singing. Is he the top 20 boy? You can go to see the spoiler.

  • ptebwwong

    From the promos, it seems like Mariah, Nicki, & Keith can all speak their minds when judging. I hope this is the case & they can keep this when the live shows start.

  • julesb2183

    He is Lazaro Arbos.

  • fantoo1

    I don’t see the problem with what they did.