vote for Fantasia or Diana now.

vote for Fantasia or Diana now.
If you’re in the eastern part of the country, you can now vote for your American Idol 3 pick. Producers have added extra phone lines for each contestant to alleviate congestion–although their odd/even system is bound to confuse the hell out of some people.

  • To vote for Fantasia Barrino, call 866.IDOLS.02, 866.IDOLS.04, or 866.IDOLS.06.
  • To vote for Diana DeGarmo, call 866.IDOLS.01, 866.IDOLS.03, 866.IDOLS.05.
  • You have four hours to vote (until 1 a.m. ET). Other time zones will follow. Each contestant performed three songs, including the single that the winner will record. Having exhausted all hyperbole in his repitoire, Simon told Fantasia after her second song that she was the best singer any Idol competition in any country anywhere in the known universe has ever seen, ever. The results come tomorrow night.

    The Sing-Off loses its star

    Ben Folds

    NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


    A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

    Anna Martemucci

    What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

    Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

    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.