LOS ANGELES – Ten former "American Idol" contestants are involved in a very different kind of competition this week.
The singers, including last season's runner-up, Diana DeGarmo (search), are appearing on "Family Feud," the syndicated game show.
The contestants are divided by gender. Besides DeGarmo, the female team includes Julia DeMato, Amy Adams, Vanessa Olivarez and Kimberley Locke (search). Ricky Smith, A.J. Gil, Jon Peter Lewis, George Huff and Matt Rogers are on the men's side.
They're competing all week on the series hosted by Richard Karn.
DeGarmo, who finished second on "American Idol" behind winner Fantasia Barrino last year, has kept up with the Fox program this season.
"At first it was kind of hard to watch it because it seems like it was just yesterday ... it's kind of odd not to see myself with it," said DeGarmo, who turns 18 next month.
School hasn't kept her from nurturing her music career with performances and a trip to the Grammy Awards. On a February visit to Germany with President Bush, DeGarmo sang for U.S. troops.
She had a very personal interest in that concert: DeGarmo said her brother, David Evans, 29, is an Army captain serving in Iraq.