Taylor Hicks, Joe Jonas Among Celebrity Contestants on Upcoming Fox Reality Show "The Choice"
09 May 2012
"American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks, who appeared as Teen Angel in the Broadway revival of Grease, will be among the celebrity contestants on the upcoming Fox reality show "The Choice," according to EW.com.
The series, set to begin June 7, will be in the style of "The Dating Game" with celebrity bachelors and bachelorettes being pursued by unknowns. Cat Deeley will host.
Other celebrity contestants include Pauly D, Tyson Beckford, Joe Jonas, Dean Cain, Rob Kardashian, Rocco DiSpirito, Warren Sapp, Finesse Mitchell, Romeo, Jeremy Bloom, Jason Cook, Michael Catherwood, Seth Wescott, Parker Young, Ndamukong Suhm, Dr. Robert Nettles, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Rob Gronkowski, Steven Lopez, Carmen Electra, Hope Dworaczyk, Rima Fakih and Sophie Monk.
Hicks was named "American Idol" in 2006, besting runner-up Katharine McPhee ("Smash"). Following his "Idol" win, Hicks signed a recording contract with 19 Records Limited/Arista Records. His debut album, "Taylor Hicks," debuted in the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 charts and was later certified as a platinum album. As previously reported, he has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for a three-month residency, which will begin June 26.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.