Top 36 American Idol 8 contestants revealed

For the next two weeks, American Idol 8 will narrow the group of contestants the judges sent to Hollywood down to the show’s first-ever top 36. But because the Hollywood round already taped, and because the series has a difficult time keeping its secrets, those identities of those semi-finalists have been published online.

A list of the top 36 was published by Vote for the Worst, which says it verified it with notorious Idol spoiler JoesPlace, who helped by “checking out the Legitimacy of the source and facts.” And is there any better evidence than capital L legitimacy?

MJ’s Big Blog has links to all of the top 36’s auditions, and is looking at them in-depth, starting with some obvious “cannon-fodder” that managed to make it through to the top 36.

Full List of the American Idol 8 Top 36 [Vote for the Worst]
Top 36 [MJ’s Big Blog]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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.