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FOX to world premiere season 12 of 'American Idol' for fans with advanced screening and live Q-and-A events nationwide

by jmaloni
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:55 pm
`American Idol`: Season 12 stars Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. (photo by Michael Becker/FOX)
"American Idol": Season 12 stars Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. (photo by Michael Becker/FOX)

Live interactive event features host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban; to stream onwww.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com

Fans can RSVP to attend free event in their city at www.idolrsvp.com

Submit questions for live Q-and-A now via Twitter and Facebook

On Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7 p.m.), 2013, fans in 11 cities across the country will have the exclusive opportunity to see the season 12 premiere episode of "American Idol" for free one week prior to its debut on FOX. Immediately following (8:30 p.m.), "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will participate in a nationwide, interactive Q-and-A, which will be live streamed onwww.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com.

Originating from Royce Hall at University of California Los Angeles, the debut episode and live Q-and-A will be uplinked via TV satellite from Los Angeles to venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit, Boston, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Houston. Fans can RSVP by logging on to www.idolrsvp.com and submitting their name and contact information. The unique promotional event will enable thousands to see the season's first episode before it premieres on the network in a special two-night event Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8 p.m.), and Thursday, Jan. 17 (8 p.m.), on FOX.

After the episode preview, Seacrest will moderate the nationwide interactive Q-and-A with judges Carey, Jackson, Minaj and Urban. The event will appear in satellite venues, as well as stream on various websites, including www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Additionally, fans may submit questions for the participating talent now via the "American Idol" Facebook page (www.facebook.com/americanidol) and via Twitter (@AmericanIdol). Questions also may be submitted the day of the event via Twitter using #Idol. Fans watching the Q-and-A at the satellite venues also will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel.

The free premiere event will be held as noted below. Fans who would like an opportunity to attend in one of the cities may RSVP now atwww.idolrsvp.com.

Eastern Time:

Event begins at 7 p.m., with the live Q-and-A starting at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:

NEW YORK AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036

PHILADELPHIAAMC Plymouth 12, 494 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

BOSTONAMC Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02111

WASHINGTON, D.C. AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314

ATLANTAAMC Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

DETROITAMC Forum 30, 44681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Central Time:

Event begins at 6 p.m., with the live Q-and-A starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:

CHICAGOAMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611

DALLASAMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway 3000, Dallas, TX 75225

HOUSTONAMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, TX 77063

NASHVILLETBA

Pacific Time:

Event begins at 4 p.m., with the live Q-and-A starting at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m., and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:

LOS ANGELES Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Seating at Royce Hall and at all satellite venues is free. Fans will receive an email notification if they have successfully RSVP'd for the event. Fans who have successfully RSVP'd will be added to the guest list.

Note that seating at the venues is not guaranteed. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis at each venue, even if you are on the guest list.

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