Now that American Idol has lost both its judges and general human interest, those who need critical commentary to bolster their enjoyment of live musical performance need not despair. Toronto’s very own Apollo-style talent competition, Lyme & Tings, returns for its third successful instalment at The Annex Live tonight. Watch as singers, MCs and spoken-word artists compete for the top prize and bragging rights — provided they can make it past the occasionally brutal but often accurate panel of celebrity judges. Competitors are whittled down to their talented core each Thursday in August until the final heat. Doors open at 7 p.m. at 296 Brunswick Ave.