Idol's semifinal round starts

The 12 remaining men will the stage on tonight's episode of "American Idol," marking the start of the reality TV show's semifinal round.

Twelve women will perform Wednesday, and two contestants (one male, one female) will be eliminated based on viewers' votes Thursday.

This is the first time in "Idol" history that semifinalists will perform music of a specific genre: songs from the '60s.

Shows on all three nights start at 8 p.m. on Fox.

For inside information on the remaining 24 singers, visit the "Idol" blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com. As usual, reporter Sonya Sorich will blog tonight's episode "live," so be sure to weigh in with your comments throughout the show.