Tonight on Idol (8:00 PM ET on FOX), the Top 10 girls will perform live for your votes—or will it be the Top 9? More inside, along with your open thread and the best comments from last night.

First up, some rather big (and still uncertain) news: as you know, the guys swapped with the girls and performed last night instead of tonight because Crystal Bowersox had a medical emergency. Producers had assumed she'd be good to go this evening, but it looks like things might be more serious than previously thought, and it's uncertain whether or not she'll be on stage tonight. reported the following this afternoon:

American Idol producers have yet to make a final decision regarding the fate of ailing season 9 semifinalist Crystal Bowersox, whose medical issues resulted in a last-minute swap that has the show's remaining female semifinalists performing tonight, instead of yesterday, as originally scheduled. "The doctors are meeting at this moment – this morning – and will make a decision a bit little later on in the day," Idol executive producer Ken Warwick explained in an interview on Ryan Seacrest's Los Angeles-based radio show a little while ago. "She did have a condition that we know about, but how bad it is yet, we still don't know." A Fox spokesperson declined comment on Bowersox's status; a call to 19 Entertainment was not immediately returned.

So, I guess we'll find out in an hour or so?

Anyway, time for something a little more uplifting: your comments! As I mentioned last night, after each live blog I'm going to go through the comments and pick a few of my favorite ones to feature in the next post. And while today was pretty busy, I did manage to put together a last-minute list (forgive me if I missed any really great ones). [Click here] to see if your comment made it. If it didn't, don't be upset—you'll have plenty more opportunities this season to have your comments featured.

Again, tonight's episode starts at 8:00 PM ET on FOX and runs for two hours (the theme is still "Billboard Hits, Past and Present"). 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 night's performances by the guys, 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.

I'll see you in the comments!

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