We thought about introducing our live blog for American Idol once the Top 12 was solidified, but then realized: why wait? So, here it is! Tonight, the Top 12 guys perform live for your votes at 8:00 PM on FOX.

After last night's less-than-stellar performances by the Top 12 girls, we're hoping that tonight delivers. In just a little while, we'll find out, as the guys take the stage to perform "Billboard Hits, Past and Present." So, basically, any song ever...

And speaking of last night, did you stop at all while watching and think that the judges (besides Simon, obviously, because he's perfect) had no idea what they were talking about? Did you wish you had an outlet to express your frustration with their assessments, and give your own? Did you just want some other people to talk about the show with? That's what this live blog is all about. Feel free to talk anything Idol-related in the comments!

While you wait for the episode to begin, feel free to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the goings-on of the season so far. Here are a few helpful links:

  • To learn more about this year's Top 24, click here.
  • For Richard Lawson's recap of last night's performance episode by the gals, click here.
  • And for everything else Idol on Gawker.TV, click here.

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.

OK, that's all I've got to say. Time to put your judging hats on and get this party started!

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