Will contestants be fighting to win the competition?  Or will all the fights be between American Idol's new panel of judges.  We'll get our answer when Season 12 premieres next Wednesday, and for the first time ever audiences will be able to watch the first episode in movie theaters nationwide.

Theaters in 11 cities nationwide, including Philadelphia, will carry the telecast on January 16, followed by a live Q&A with all the judges on AmericanIdol.com and LiveStream.com.

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