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AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON 12: L-R: Randy JacksMariah Carey Ryan Seacrest Nicki Minaj Keith Urban. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON 12: L-R: Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

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Updated: December 26, 2012 11:22PM



“American Idol” fans in Chicago and 10 other cities will get an early look at the new judges in action.

The Season 12 premiere, scheduled to air Jan. 16 on Fox, will be shown Jan. 9 in movie theaters including the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois.

The free 6 p.m. screening also includes a live, nationwide Q&A with host Ryan Seacrest, veteran judge Randy Jackson and newcomers Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. That interactive event will be streamed live at www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com.

To RSVP, go to www.idolrsvp.com.



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