161You  know they’ve got to be sweating bullets backstage at American Idol tonight. The final performances from Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze that will determine who nabs the title begins shortly, so who wouldn’t be a bit anxious?


And, according to season seven runner up, David Archuleta (whose been through it), the outside influences are overwhelming and it’s tough to focus. But between the interviews, fittings and prep time it’s still easy to enjoy the whole experience.


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American Idol kicks off tonight, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.