four wild cards will advance to American Idol 2 finals.

four wild cards will advance to American Idol 2 finals.
Tomorrow night’s episode of American Idol 2 will feature nine contestants competing for wild card positions in the finals–and four of them, not two like last year, will move on to the finals. That will add two weeks to the show’s run as 12 people compete in the finals. Also, the wild card group will include four performers who didn’t originally make it to the semi-finals; “the judges agreed that they had been too hasty in their dismissal of several of the show’s earliest auditioners,” according to Those four are Aliceyn Cooney, Janine Falsone, Olivia Mojica, and Carmen Rasmusen; the rest of the wild card competitors are Clay Aiken, Kimberly Caldwell, Chip Days, Nasheka Siddall, and Trenyce. Finally, Simon alluded to another “twist” for the show. That will probably not be Frenchie’s return, because on a call with the media, “FOX Entertainment President Gail Berman specifically addressed the Frenchie controversy and insists that she won’t be back,” reports.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

about the writer

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.