contestant contestant  /kən ˈtɛ stənt/


  1. (n) a person who participates in competitions
  2. (n) a person who dissents from some established policy


  1. Photos: Gold Rush Days

    A mining contestant drills into a concrete block during Men's Team Drilling at the 23rd Annual Gold Rush Days at Savikko Park in Douglas on Saturday, June 22.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

  2. Interview: Former American Idol Contestant Matt Giraud Plans Michigan Shows, New Music

    Former American Idol contestant and West Michigan native Matt Giraud stopped by the Foxs 17 studio for an interview. Giraud still works in music, and has several performance dates scheduled around Michigan this summer. He also talks about his plan …
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids

  3. ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Zak Waddell Purchases A Diamond Ring for Desiree Hartsock!

    Bachelorette contestant Zak Waddell is moving a little too quickly in his pursuit of Desiree Hartsock . In a deleted scene from the June 17 episode of The Bachelorette ,… READ ON
    on June 21, 2013     Source:


  1. "It feels like we're closer now than ever to having an openly gay contestant on the show," says Jim Verraros, who came out after his run as a finalist on the first season of "Idol."
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: Jim Verraros Source: FOXNews

  2. "I just want the poor contestant who wins to be happy to sing a song that radio's going to play," Abdul said. "It automatically goes to No. 1 because of sales ...... but radio has decided `ixnay' on the finale song."
    on Jan 13, 2007 By: Paula Abdul Source: Forbes

  3. In a new interview with, the season 2 runner-up says, "I've always thought it would be a great addition to the panel to have someone who's a former contestant and knows what it's like to be up on that stage and be critiqued."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Clay Aiken Source: CNN (blog)

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