American Idol, Casey Carlson

Yo, dawgs! Tuesday marks the beginning of the voting rounds on American Idol, with the first of three groups of 12 performers taking the stage. (The first group is Alexis Grace, Brent Keith, Ann Marie Boskovich, Casey Carlson, Danny Gokey, Jackie Tohn, Michael Sarver, Ricky Braddy, Stephen Fowler, Stevie Wright and Tatiana Del Toro.) Unlike in past years, nine of these contestants will be eliminated in one fell swoop on Wednesday evening. This first group has several familiar faces, but what about the many we've haven't heard or seen much of during auditions or Hollywood Week?

Is it fair to lose so many singers based on one performance? Did you like last year's system better? Vote and weigh in below.