American Idol 2009 Top 13 – First Round Performances Tonight

Tonight the first round of what’s usually the American Idol Top 12 will actually be the first round of Idol 2009‘s Top 13. All 13 singers will perform a selection from Michael Jackson‘s catalog and then the phone lines will blast open for some voting. Tonight’s American Idol Performance episode will run the full two hours (8pm – 10pm ET/PT), so get ready to settle in for quite a busy night.

To get things started, let’s hear who you think will have the best night tonight and be sure to take into consideration the material they have to work with. The King of Pop’s material is definitely going to work better for a few of these singers than it will for the others. I just hope no one tries an abridged version of “Thriller”!