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Mariah Carey records a new song for "Oz the Great and Powerful"

As if Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" isn't already one of the most highly anticipated movies hitting theaters soon, it just got another huge boost -- Mariah Carey has recorded a new song for the film.

The song is called "Almost Home" and will be released on Feb. 19.

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"'Almost Home' has a message that works beautifully with the film," the new "American Idol" judge says of the song she both co-wrote and co-produced. "It's a feel-good record, evoking the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love."

Famed artist/photographer David LaChapelle will direct the music video. He worked with Carey in the past on 2001's "Loverboy."

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Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, "Oz the Great and Powerful" hits theaters on March 8.

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