I know who I’m rooting for on the upcoming season of the Emmy award winning CBS reality show ‘The Amazing Race.’ It’s veteran rock bassist James Lomenzo! Lomenzo, who has played in numerous high-profile rock bands including White Lion, Slash’s Snakepit, David Lee Roth, Black Label Society and Megadeth, will compete with teammate Mark “Abba” Abbattista, 45, a friend and entertainment lawyer. There is a new twist on the show this year with an opportunity for a team to win even more that the $1 million grand prize.
CBS announced yesterday (Aug. 29) that 11 teams that will make up the cast for Season 21 of the reality series. Hosted by Phil Keoghan, the show pits 11 teams, each comprised of two members, against each other on a trek around the world for approximately 25 days. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination wins $1 million. In a new twist, if the team that wins the first leg ends up as the winners of the entire competition, they will double the prize and receive $2 million.
The new season of ‘The Amazing Race’ premieres Sunday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Check out more on James and Mark, and the show itself at: www.cbs.com/amazingrace