Once again, it's time for American Idol! Tonight, at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, your Top 7 will perform live for your votes. Alicia Keys will mentor, and the theme is "Inspirational Songs." More inside, plus your open thread.
As mentioned above, tonight's show features our Top 7 performing live for our votes. The show starts at 8:00 PM ET, airs on FOX, and will run for one hour (then it's time for Glee). Again, Alicia Keys will be there to mentor our finalists, who will perform "inspirational" songs.
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:
- To learn more about this year's finalists, click here.
- For Richard Lawson's recap of last week's elimination episode, click here.
- To get up to speed on all of this season's Simon Cowell vs. Ryan Seacrest drama, click here.
- To learn more about why Kara DioGuardi needs to SHUT UP, click here.
- And for everything else Idol on Gawker.TV, click here.
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