Annie Barrett
April 13, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Update: Annie’s recap is live

Now that we’ve debated which songs the Top 8 should sing for ‘Songs from the Movies’ Night, it’s time to watch our young contenders fling themselves at the feet of the three Fates… and then gossip about ‘em! The prospect of J.Lo making this “I’m feelin’ it” face is about all I am living for, as usual. We can also dream that the judges will actually judge this week, but let’s not get too ridiculous.

Chat here about American Idol‘s 90-minute performance show, then come back later for my full recap and a detailed on-the-scene report from Tanner Stransky. THIS! Is Entertainment Weekly.

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