The top 13 guys faced the nation live for a chance to capture America's vote. For some of the guys getting ready for the first live show was a nerve-wracking experience.
"It's really going to take a toll on me I think to be in front of that audience," said one contestant.
"For me it's not about convincing America, it's about convincing myself," said another.
Click on the video to see which contestants said what in our Idol Edge segment.