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'American Idol:' The very last one...the last promotion, that is

"American Idol" says goodbye, promotionally speaking, one last time. Some talented people have passed this way, while this shot, from 2010, with Alicia Keys, is a vivid reminder. Photo Credit: Fox

"American Idol" returns in January for the final season, but what would the final lap be without the final obligatory promotion -- that 45-second fastcut of aspirations, dreams, memories, emotions, hype, tears, hugs, and some love, too? Fox will air this promotion in Friday night's World Series game (Go Mets!), and it captures some of what I suspect a lot of contestants, judges, and viewers once felt, and may still.

 Sure, our "Idol" obsession may be mostly over, but this is a good reminder of what that was all about: 

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