By Lynette Rice
Updated November 25, 2011 at 03:22 PM EST

Seeing hundreds of thousands of people pack at stadium for a chance to appear on a Fox TV show never seems to get old, does it?

Time to start promoting another season of Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez! Here’s a quick glimpse at some American Idol contenders, Tyler getting all smoochy with a possible participant, and Lopez confidently declaring to one hunk that “you know you’re going to be a star, right?”

The new season begins Jan. 22.