Two performers coming up tonight - Kyle, are you a Phillip Phillips and Ne-Yo fan?
I'm more Ne-Yo than Phillip Phillips, Steve. But that "Home" song is catchy!
Viola Davis - interviewed below by Holly Robinson Pete - is a presenter early in the show. Just a half hour until we're live with CNN Heroes 2012.
...Kyle, I'm with you. But I'm liking that song too. The Ne-Yo song tonight is fantastic too.
Wow Susan Sarandon! Another major superstar, who will be presenting an award tonight. Check out her behind-the-scenes interview here.
One of our CNN Heroes tonight:
Coming up next on CNN Heroes: Sharing The Spotlight: Ben Stiller...
I can't believe "Wind Beneath My Wings" is winning my Heroes playlist poll.
OK, well, I can believe it. But I don't have to like it.
No love for Queen? C'mon folks.
A sad day for Nickelback fans too, Kyle.
An Oscar winner in the social media suite...
#CNNHeroes starts in 25 minutes. You'll meet some incredible people who are helping change the world in ways large and small. So inspiring!
Who do you want to see named CNN Hero of the Year tonight? Let us know who you like the most and why.
Who will be CNN Hero of the Year?
Here are some interesting stats to keep in mind.
* Three of the past four have been women.
* Three of the past four have been based out of Asian countries.
2011: Robin Lim (Indonesia)
2010: Anuradha Koirala (Nepal)
2009: Efren Penaflorida (Philippines)
2008: Liz McCartney (USA)
Sorry, Anuradha Koirala is from Nepal. My apologies, thanks for the catch!
We've got another Nepalese Hero tonight... Pushpa Basnet. Will she follow in Koirala's footsteps?
Regarding my song playlist (see poll below) ... I think David Bowie has to be the No. 1 seed. Can we get Bowie to perform next year? I'll start an email campaign to the powers that be.
Ne-Yo (video below) will perform a song he rarely performs tonight.
Show's under way! Harvey Keitel opens.
Harvey Keitel kicks off the show tonight. Watch it LIVE on CNN now.