*A new promo for “American Idol” debuted during last night’s “X Factor” with new judge Nicki Minaj cast in a more professional and less combative light.

“No one’s ever going to touch ‘American Idol.’ They’ll never come close,” the rapper says in the commercial, touting Season 12’s theme of “dreams.”

“You are finding someone right before they become a superstar, and hopefully you are going to help to mold that journey and make them a better artist,” she said.

“American Idol” returns Jan. 16.

Watch the clip below: