The 12 remaining women take the stage on "American Idol" tonight, marking the second half of the show's first semifinal round.
Tuesday, the top 12 men performed, in a night that generated a sea of lukewarm performances with just a few noteworthy standouts. This is the first season semifinalists have had to sing songs of a specific genre -- '60s music this week -- and the theme undoubtedly hurt some male contestants. Repeatedly, the judges labeled songs "forgettable."
The night's standouts included Australian heartthrob Michael Johns, a former Atlanta-area band member, as well as teen David Archuleta, a former "Star Search" champion.
Tonight's show starts at 8 p.m. on Fox. Thursday, two contestants -- one male, one female -- will be eliminated.
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Get a full recap of the male performances at the "American Idol" blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com. As usual, reporter Sonya Sorich will blog tonight's episode "live," so be sure to check in for updates throughout the show.