Does Season 12 of American Idol start tonight…or is it next Wednesday

or maybe somewhere in-between? I don’t know…

But tonight fans of the show in 11 cities across the U.S. have the chance

to watch the opener a week in advance. They won the opportunity to

watch via an on-line contest and afterward they can participate in a

Q&A with the judges and Ryan Seacrest.

The rest of us get to see the opener next Wednesday. Here are the

cities involved: N,Y,, Chicago, Philly, Dallas, Motown, Beantown,

Nashville, Washington, Atlanta, Houston and of course L.A.

You can watch the livestream of the Q&A at www.americanidol. com

and starting at 5:30 p.m. PST.

Idol Chatter will attempt to get you a transcript of that Q&A ASAP…