Check out these extended video interviews with the new American Idol judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Not only do you get their thoughts on American Idol as a cultural touchstone and their thoughts on the competition, but there are lots of shots of Idol Idol hopefuls interspersed throughout the videos!
Watch below. The American Idol 12 premieres on Wednesday, January 16. Hooray.