13 Things to Look Forward to in 2013

From gun control to guilty pleasures like Minaj vs. Carey on American Idol, here are the picks.

Sandy Hook Memorial (Andrew Burton/Getty); Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest and Nicki Minaj (Michael Becker/Fox Broadcasting Co.)

(The Root) — It was an eventful year for various reasons, but now it’s time for 2012 to step aside for the new year. With so much chatter about what is to come in 2013, here’s a list of what some of us are looking forward to most. And here’s hoping we won’t be disappointed!

‘American Idol’