Dear Internet, tonight—at 8:00 PM ET on FOX—the Top 11 American Idol finalists will perform live for your votes, singing Billboard #1 Hits. Oh, yeah—accompanied by mentor MILEY CYRUS (seriously). More inside, along with your open thread!

Live Blogging American Idol, Season Nine: Top 11 Perform

Unfortunately, I'll be MIA tonight, unless the airplane I'll be on during the show magically gets WiFi. But fear not, because uber-commenter DahlELama will be hosting in my stead.

As mentioned above, tonight's show features our Top 11 performing live for our votes. The show starts at 8:00 PM ET, airs on FOX, and will run for two hours. The theme for tonight's episode is Billboard #1 Hits, and—yes—Miley Cyrus is set to appear as the ~mentor~. This should be interesting...

While you wait for the action to begin, feel free to chat in the comments below. If you're new to Idol—or want a refresher on everything—here are some helpful links:

If you haven't participated in one of our live blogs before, don't fret-it's easy! All you need to do is tune your TV to FOX, watch the show, and discuss all the action with everyone else in the comments. It's really as simple as that. If you don't have a commenter account, just sign up for one (it literally takes seconds) and we'll get you approved and in on the action right away.

Have fun! I'll be back in the saddle next Tuesday, as per usual, with the next Idol live blog and look forward to reading through all of your comments about tonight's episode as I watch it later (thank God for DVR).

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