National Spelling Bee 2010: The Finalists And The Words That Got Them There (PHOTOS, POLL)

It's down to the final 10 at the Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. It's not without controversy, but filled with worthy competitors nonetheless.

We think these kids are amazing and you won't believe the words they had to spell correctly to make it into the finals. Could you have spelled them or would you have stumbled and been tossed out? Vote in the slideshow below!

If you were in a spelling bee, and managed to nail a particularly difficult word, let us know what it was in the comments section below.