It's time for American Idol! Tonight, at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, the Top 3 will perform live for our votes—singing one song of their choice, and one chosen by the judges. More inside, plus your open thread.

LIVE: American Idol, Season Nine, Top 3 Perform

As mentioned above, tonight's show features the Top 3 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, each finalists will perform two songs: one of his/her own choice, and one chosen by the judges.

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:

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