producers will let Josh join the top 10 next season if he’s called to duty.

producers will let Josh join the top 10 next season if he’s called to duty.
American Idol 2 finalist Josh Gracin “is on 24-hour notice to leave the show and return to Camp Pendleton if [his] unit is deployed for active duty,” according to the LA Times. Although “Marine officials said Gracin belongs to a section of the support group that might not be deployed,” according to the paper, Josh need not worry about his standing in the show. Producers told him that he’ll be placed into the top 10 next season if he’s called to duty; he won’t have to audition.
+ also: critic says Josh is “a military marionette.”

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