It's Tuesday, so you know what that means: this... is your American Idol open thread. Tonight (at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, and for two hours), the Top 10 guys perform live for your votes. More inside. Come on in!

(Yes, I realize that it says "boys" in the picture, but I think that's creepy, so we're going to stick with "guys.")

Tonight's theme is the same as last week's: Billboard Hits, Past and Present. I've actually got it on good authority (aka a couple of @replies on Twitter) that this will be the theme for the next two weeks, until our Top 12 is solidified. So, basically, the guys can sing anything they want.

While you wait for the episode to start, 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 events, click here (girls' performance show), here (guys' performance show) or here (results show).
  • 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.

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I'll see you in the comments!