Eleven Idol winners will compete in World Idol, airing on Christmas Day.

Eleven Idol winners will compete in World Idol, airing on Christmas Day.
World Idol‘s competitors have been announced. The competition, airing in most nations on Christmas, will feature Kelly Clarkson (the US), Peter Evrard (Belgium), Alicja Janosz (Poland), Diana Karazon (Lebanon), Alexander Klaws (Germany), Jamai Loman (the Netherlands), Ryan Malcolm (Canada), Kurt Nilsen (Norway) Heinz Winckler (South Africa), and Will Young (the UK’s Pop Idol). The winner of Australian Idol will also take part (that will be either Guy or Shannon, and if you think Justin Guarini has crazy hair, you’ve never met Guy, who can host the entire United Nations on his head). In the US the show will air on Dec. 25, at 8 p.m. ET, with the results show airing on New Year’s Day at 9 p.m. ET.

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.

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