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'American Idol': Discuss the Top 12 Girls!

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Update: Annie’s recap is live

Girls? Ladies? Women? “Ladies” sounds disingenuous and always makes me feel old, “girls” seems dismissive, “gals” is just creepy, and “women” (or even worse: “womyn”) reminds me too much of the touchy-feely female-empowering high school basketball coach who pretty much took over my adolescent life. So those are all out. “Females” is too robotic, and who even cares about science? We’re going with GIRLS. Dismissive ’til the end!

Chat about American Idol‘s 90-minute episode here during and after the show, then come back later for my full recap and EW’s detailed on-the-scene report.

Also, be sure to tune in to tomorrow night’s premiere of Idol Party Live, which I’ll be co-hosting with MTV party weirdo Jim Cantiello (of @jambajim ‘fame’) — Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.com. It’s party time. Excellent. Zang!

Read more:

‘Idol’: We rank Top 12 Men

Annie’s ’12 Rangy Men’ recap

All ‘American Idol’ recaps

EW.com’s ‘American Idol’ Central

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett