American Idol Season 11 to Premiere On...

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Don't cry, Jennifer Lopez. American Idol will soon be back on the air.

Fox has released the first official preview for season 11 of its monstrous hit, as the following video features J. Lo, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest and Steven Tyler strolling down the street and inviting slack-jawed onlookers to join them for auditions.

And when will these new auditions kick off? On January 22. Mark your calendars and prepare for a couple weeks of bad singing and sad sob stories before we get to the talented meat of live episodes. Watch the full-length trailer now:


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]