Just because it's a city of fewer than half a million residents doesn't mean that Omaha, Nebraska, doesn't have talent in spades! The Nebraskan city is the site of the final night of American Idol auditions — which will be shown on tonight's episode (January 30) — before the Season 13 action heads to Hollywood for the next round of cuts.
Undoubtedly, some singers will draw oohs and ahhs with their impressive pipes — and some "singers" will inspire Oma-hahas — are we right?
And maybe — just maybe — one of the nervous auditioners we see tonight will make it all the way and become America's 13th Idol. It's too early to tell who's gonna endure and who will flame out.
In any case, don't forget to come back here throughout the episode — which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on FOX — for a live recap of all the agony and ecstasy.
8:01 p.m. ET: Hello, Omaha!
8:05 p.m. ET: How cool that Keith toured with this dude's mom! We love the flashback photos!
8:28 p.m. ET: Okay, how great is that guy that does the presidential impressions? Can we let him through just so we can hear more?
8:39 p.m. ET: Ugh, we hate when the contestants cry, because then we want to cry.
8:48 p.m. ET: A square dance caller? That's gotta be an American Idol first.
8:56 p.m ET: Tessa Kate is adorable! Will she be the final Golden Ticket?
8:59 p.m. ET: Yes! The very last Golden Ticket has officially been given out! 212 contestants are headed to Hollywood. We can't wait to see what happens next!