“American Idol” Season 12 will not officially begin until January 16, but you can watch a special live Q&A session with the judges in this livestream broadcast. Beginning at 5:30 PM Pacific (8:30 PM Eastern), video of the event will be available here.

The Q&A with judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and with “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is part of the show’s world premiere event. Viewers in Los Angeles and in cities around the country will have a special chance to watch the full event aired live.

You can’t watch the show itself here (sorry), just the question and answer session. But be sure to check back here to Zap2It for some spoilers of what’s to come when the show does air.

“American Idol” will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 PM on FOX.

Posted by:Laurel Brown