21 November 2012 10:19 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Viewers watching last night's X Factor  were treated to another look at the upcoming season of American Idol  with a new promotional spot featuring Mariah Carey. The commercial plays into the recurring theme of dreams coming true, with Carey talking directly to the camera about her humble beginnings and how she relates to the struggles of young hopefuls trying to make it in the music industry. "I didn't have a show like Idol," said the superstar judge. "I waitressed and did all these other things I hear a lot of the contestants talk about doing." Photos: 'American Idol' Live:

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