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“American Idol”: 12th season begins Jan. 16 and 17

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm •  Published: January 11, 2013
AMERICAN IDOL: Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson, the 12th season of AMERICAN IDOL begins with the exciting two-night premiere Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).  Pictured L-R: Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. CR: George Holz / FOX
AMERICAN IDOL: Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson, the 12th season of AMERICAN IDOL begins with the exciting two-night premiere Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Pictured L-R: Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. CR: George Holz / FOX

 

“American Idol” kicks off its 12th season with a special two-night, two-hour premiere featuring New York auditions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Chicago auditions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 on Fox.

Oklahoma City auditions are also included in this season of the singing competition series.

In addition, tryouts in Baton Rouge, LA; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago, IL; Long Beach, CA; New York, NY and San Antonio, TX will be shown, according to a news release.

Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol” and is joined by judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban as the search for the next “American Idol” begins.

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