June 21, 2006 05:14 PM by Joe Blackmon
In just a couple hours, Julie Chen will officially announce the twenty houseguests under consideration for Big Brother All-Stars. The list will probably offer few surprises as CBS appears to have inadvertently posted a survey revealing the top twenty on their website back in early June. The only mystery is that there were two different surveys posted, but the second survey is widely believed to have been an attempt at merely covering up the first survey. Other surprises could be if someone had to drop out and has been replaced on the original survey list.
Which of the twenty will eventually make the final twelve that enter the Big Brother house? CBS is leaving it up to Big Brother fans to decide, sort of. A recent CBS press release revealed that fans would choose half of the Big Brother houseguests entering the house. This likely means that fans will vote in six and Big Brother producers will choose the remaining six from whoever they want in the house that weren’t in the top six in the fan vote. There will also likely be an equal number of men and women, so both fans and producers will likely choose three males and three females each.
If this selection process indeed turns out to be accurate, then fans should think long and hard about how they utilize their votes. Should fans vote for Big Brother All-Stars candidates that are likely to be chosen by Big Brother producers anyway or should they vote for Big Brother All-Stars candidates who will likely not make the house without their votes?
As Julie Chen officially announces the top twenty, we will update this post to reveal the names as they are announced. Be sure to check back starting at 8PM ET to get the latest updates on which former Big Brother All-Stars make the top twenty. Post your opinions and thoughts on who you will be voting for and why in the comments section below.
The official twenty for Big Brother All-Stars are Chicken George Boswell, Bunky Miller, Will Kirby, Mike "Boogie" Malin, Monica Bailey, Marcellas Reynolds, Lisa Donahue, Danielle Reyes, Erika Landin, Dana Varela, Alison Irwin, Jase Wirey, Michael "Cowboy" Ellis, Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon, Diane Henry, Howie Gordon, Kaysar Ridha, Ivette Corredero, James Rhine, and Janelle Pierzina.