In an interview with American Songwriter Magazine, John Rich said that he carefully matched each contestant personally with their Nashville songwriting team, stating "It's like the Chuch Woolery of songwriting hookups."
Every episode has a different challenge for the elimination round, and while sometimes there will be a contestant entering this round with immunity there are other times when every chef is up for elimination.
Season 5, Project DNA - DNA stood for "Do Not Assume," but was also reflected in the contestant pool when a set of identical twins, Natalie and Adria, competed as one player, swapping out for one another during the game.
If you want to apply to appear on this show as a contestant, keep in mind that the majority of the contestants began as cast members on either The Real World or Road Rules, so your best bet might be to first apply for one of these shows.
Archuleta also performed on many local shows in Utah as well as on the long since canceled Jenny Jones show, singing And I am Telling You from the movie that brought former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson her first Oscar, Dreamgirls.
Immediately after the finale of Dancing With the Stars, which was won by former teenage heartthrob Donny Osmond, Johnston said that if the show called him up right now and asked him to be a contestant, his answer would be yes.
Whether the show pits each contestant against one another, or couples come to the ranch as their own two-person team, at some point during game play, it's almost inevitable that friendships and alliances form.
During that show, New York was also involved in one of reality TV's most infamous incidents when fellow contestant Pumkin spit in her face when New York mocked her as she was being kicked out of the house.
Maureen McCormick - Best known for her role on The Brady Bunch as Marcia, Maureen McCormick is no stranger to reality television, having appeared as a contestant on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in season five.
Through brutal challenges, harsh living conditions, and extreme tactics, the goal was to outwit, outplay, and outlast every other contestant on the island, a feat that Richard Hatch accomplished to become the first Survivor winner.