Attention all Empire viewers: the moment is here! Mariah Carey has arrived to your favorite music industry soap and she is here to save the day—or at least help poor, PTSD-stricken Jamal (Jussie Smollett) get comfortable with performing again.

The elusive chanteuse posted a sneak peek of her debut as mega-superstar singer Kitty, whom the Lyon family enlists to sing a duet with Jamal in an attempt to help him work through his performance anxiety after last season's shooting.

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The clip features everything you want from Ms. Carey, including an ultra-glamorous pants-less studio look (honestly, any time where it's acceptable to forgo pants is a true treat, even if wearing a super-tight curve-hugging bodysuit probably doesn't give the same comfort as, say, watching Netflix pants-less on the couch), flirting with a handsome gentleman (haaaay, Andre) and a snippet of those signature Mariah vocals.

In the episode, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) calls in a favor with Kitty in an attempt to help Jamal overcome his inability to perform, while Andre (Trai Byers) runs into a bit of trouble himself. Cookie and Lucious (Terrence Howard) are still butting heads, and Hakeem (Bryshere Yazz Gray) fights with newcomer Gram (Romeo Miller) for Tiana's (Serayah) attention. And speaking of romance, Wednesday, Oct. 5's episode will see things will heat up between Cookie and Angelo (Taye Diggs).

Empire airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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