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'American Idol': Chat live about Motown Night (and challenge Ross Mathews)!

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Rossmatthewsdoolittle_lNow that we’ve all (hopefully) recovered from President Obama’s controversial decision to chase American Idol from its Tuesday-night home — for the second time this season! — let’s settle in for the next two hours and watch the season 8 top 10 do their best/worst to the Motown songbook. I’ve got to take copious notes so I can get my TV Watch done in a timely fashion, but I figured we’d continue our relatively new tradition of creating a PopWatch post where you can share your thoughts (liiiive!) about what’s happening on the Idol stage and at the increasingly infuriating judges’ table.

I’ll be back at 10 p.m. EDT to post my initial reaction to the show, and then again in the early morning with my full TV Watch recap. Until that time, however, be sure to head to the EW.com Idol Prediction Challenge, where you can compete against yours truly as well as VIP players including The Insider‘s Ross Mathews, season 6 supah-star Melinda Doolittle (who’d better get invited back to Idol for a results-night appearance…pronto!), and my Idolatry cohosts Jessica Shaw, Missy Schwartz, Annie Barrett, and Kristen Baldwin. We have leaderboards highlighting the top-scoring players every week of the competition, as well as overall standings (where Bluefish and thefootballgirl are locked in a tie for the top spot), so even if you haven’t played the first two weeks of our game, that shouldn’t stop you from signing up now. And by “now,” I mean “now!” Go forth and register!

addCredit(“Ross Matthews: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com; Melinda Doolittle: Kevin Winter/Getty Images”)