The American Idol judges and host, Ryan Seacrest will be hold a live question and answer session Wednesday night (1/9/13).  And if you're going to be close to the city, you can catch a special world premiere one week early.

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The special live question and answer session will feature all the judges; Keith Urban Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj and will be moderated by Ryan Seacrest.  You can watch the live stream for free at American Idol's website or at Live Stream.com.  The session begins at 8:30p.m.  11 US cities, including New York, Boston and Philadelphia will host a satellite world premiere of season 12's first episode prior to the live Q&A.   It's free to attend but you do have to RSVP in advance of tomorrow night's (1/9/13) screening at 7:30 p.m.  You can do that here.