The first three singers will enter the Top 12 in tonight's episode of "American Idol," which starts at 8 p.m. on Fox.
The coveted spots will go to the top male, female and overall vote-getter.
The other singers aren't entirely shut out, though. They can always enter the Top 12 as one of three "wild card" finalists chosen by the judges after the semifinal rounds have wrapped up.
Reporter Sonya Sorich will blog tonight's show "live" as usual. Check the Ledger's "Idol" blog now for a recap of Tuesday's performance show.