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'Beautiful': Mariah Carey Flirts With Miguel in New Music Video

The "American Idol" judge dances for the hottest new act in R&B.

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Mark Cant
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey shows some skin in the breezy new music video for "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel. The original cut, posted on Vevo after the premiere of a "toned-down version" on Thursday's American Idol results show, shows Carey sitting in the back of Miguel's motorcycle, stroking her hair and cooing at the camera. In other scenes, she is shown atop the bike, sans Miguel, sporting a midriff-baring top and short shorts, and dancing in a barn decked out with chandeliers as the rising R&B star looks on from a red convertible.

The song's title incorporates a Twitter hashtag as part of an effort to get the track trending on the social-media site. 

Carey, who's no longer managed by fellow Idol judge Randy Jackson, completes her freshman stint on the panel for season 12, which ends next week with a finale match-up between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover (Carey's unspoken favorite).