Though we definitely got a preview of Live Performances during American Idol’s all-new Rush Week, the time we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. The final 13 contestants will be battling it out in the hopes of becoming the next big superstar — and the fun and craziness all begins tonight (February 26)!

In another effort to distinguish the show from the previous 12 seasons, Idol producers have decided to be a little bit more lenient with their weekly themes. Instead of going with narrow and recycled themes like Motown and Billy Joel, producers have opted for broader topics, like tonight’s theme, “This Is Me.”

First to take the stage is Dexter Roberts, the 22-year-old “full-fledged country boy” from Fayette, Alabama. After showing off his down home roots during Rush Week, Dexter decides to stay true to himself by performing “Aw Naw” by Chris Young. “It’s a really fun song, an upbeat song, and I’m fun!” he explains to Ryan Seacrest.

Unfortunately, the judges don’t think performance was quite as fun as they had hoped.

“I don’t know if you guys choose to use ear monitors, but that may be contributing to you singing out of tune,” says Harry. “You have a pitch issue. [But you also need] to make it more you. Use that personality more.”

Do you think Dexter deserves to make it to the Top 12? Sound off in the comments!