American Idol

Season 12 Episode 1

New York City, NY Auditions

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 16, 2013 on ABC
New York City, NY Auditions
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Everyone's favorite singing competition returns for its highly anticipated 12th season with a brand new superstar judging panel, new contestants and the best and worst of auditions. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban traveled across the country to New York City, Chicago, Charlotte, Baton Rouge, San Antonio and Oklahoma City where the good, the bad and the outrageous auditioned for their shot at stardom. This season promises to deliver the most talented group of singers yet and as always, it's up to the viewers to root and vote for their favorite contestants, ultimately crowning the next American Idol. Don't miss the auditions that everyone will be talking about the next day.


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