Guess what, gang—we've made it! Tonight—from 8:00 to 10:00 PM, live on FOX—this season's American Idol Top 13 will perform for the judges' critiques and our votes. Want in on the action? Your open thread is inside.
There's not much to say about tonight's episode besides what we've already gone over: 13 finalists, each singing a song by their favorite artist. The episode lasts two hours and will air live on FOX. Ryan Seacrest hosts, and the judging panel consists of Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.
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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