top thirty finalists revealed.

top thirty finalists revealed.
On just the second episode of American Idol, the field of potential idols was narrowed to 30. Those 30 will first perform in groups of 10, with the viewing audience selecting (via a toll-free number, last night’s show informed us) those from each group who will move on in the competition.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.