American Idol: 21 Audition Standouts We Can't Wait to See in Hollywood

It’s the calm before the bloodbath.

American Idol‘s Hollywood Week kicks off tonight (8/7c on Fox), with the new and improved judges’ panel facing the brutal task of whittling 212 Golden Ticket holders down to a lean, mean 31 contenders for Candice Glover’s throne.

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To help you get ready for this jelly, I’ve hand-picked 21 of the most promising songbirds from the Season 13 audition tour — from an adorable Boston teenager to mustachioed hipster to a pair of chicas with a love of floral headbands.

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Click through the gallery below for my picks — complete with links to all of their tryout videos — and then hit the comments and share which singers you’re most looking forward to seeing in Hollywood!

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