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Idol Dream Date With…Didi Benami

Lyndsey Parker
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Starting this week, Reality Rocks will head over to the "If I Can Dream" house every Friday night to break bread with that week's "American Idol" eliminated contestant. It's an "Idol dream date" of sorts, and this week's first dish session with 10th place contestant Didi Benami was especially dreamy, because there was a new seat at the dinner table: for "Idol" semi-finalist Alex Lambert (my favorite male contestant this season), who was shockingly eliminated from "Idol" but got a second shot at fame when he moved into the Dream house last Thursday, after fans petitioned on his behalf.

There, over a lovely meal of pizza and chocolate-covered bananas (perhaps ripening bananas, as a nod to Ellen DeGeneres's famous banana analogy about Alex's progress on the show?), I chatted with reunited Idols Didi and Alex, along with the regular IICD housemates--musician (and ex-"Nashville Star" contestant/Miley Cyrus love interest) Justin Gaston; model Giglianne Braga; and actors Kara Killmer, Amanda Phillips, and Ben Elliott. Here's how it went:

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