Alison Irwin, 'Big Brother 4'

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    Who should be on "Big Brother"?

    • Monica Bailey
    • "Chicken" George Boswell
    • Ivette Corredero
    • Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon
    • Lisa Donahue
    • Michael "Cowboy" Ellis
    • Howie Gordon
    • Diane Henry
    • Alison Irwin
    • Will Kirby
    • Erika Landin
    • Mike "Boogie" Malin
    • Bunky Miller
    • Janelle Pierzina
    • Danielle Reyes
    • Marcellas Reynolds
    • James Rhine
    • Kaysar Ridha
    • Dana Varela
    • Jase Wirey
In a primetime special on Wednesday (June 21) night, CBS announced the 20 candidates for the seventh season of its popular summer "Big Brother" franchise.

The rest, as we say, is largely up to you, America.

Half of the castmates for "Big Brother: All-Stars" will be selected by viewers who go over to and cast their votes for their favorites. Host Julie Chen will reveal with 12 "Big Brother" veterans will get a second chance at being televised shut-ins when they're admitted into the house on the show's Thursday, July 6 premiere.

It should be noted that online voting closes on Wednesday, June 28.

The list of 20 finalists confirms what many of us have long suspected -- we've been living in the Golden Age of "Big Brother" for the past two seasons. While "BB1" and "BB2" combined for only four finalists (with "Chicken" George Boswell as the only survivor from the first season), "BB5" and "BB6" contributed a whopping nine.

There are two former winners -- Will Kirby and Lisa Donahue -- as well as the last three second place finishers.

As of now, CBS has offered no hints that the "Big Brother: All-Stars" formula will differ in any way from the show's standard structure of challenges, heads of household, golden powers of veto and shocking eviction ceremonies. The winner will also still receive $500,000.

Here are your 20 possible contestants. Refresh your memories and then go vote:

Name: Monica Bailey
Age: 46
Occupation: Hostess
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 2 (Ninth evicted)

Name: "Chicken" George Boswell
Age: 47
Occupation: Hotel Promotions
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 1 (Sixth evicted)

Name: Ivette Corredero
Age: 26
Occupation: Bartender