Well, gang, we've finally made it past the audition stages! Tonight—from 8:00 to 9:30 PM, live on FOX—this season's Top 12 American Idol girls will perform for the judges and our votes. Your open thread is inside!

As I stated above, tonight's episode features the Top 12 girls performing live for the judges critiques (and our votes, natch). Tomorrow, we'll have the season's first results episode!

While you're waiting for the show to begin, feel free to chat in the comments below. Or, you could check out our post of the Worst 20 Idol Auditions Ever. Additionally, to peruse the rest of our Idol-related coverage, click here.

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