OWN Introduces the 10 People Who Will Compete for Their Own Talk Show AP

One of the most ambitious new shows on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network will be a series called "Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star," and today the 10 candidates were revealed, the AP reports.

Among the contestants are an L.A. reporter, Elizabeth Espinosa, a Southern cook, Aunt Flora, a Texas minister named Tony Roach and a financial expert from Las Vegas named Alicia Taylor.

The 10 contestants were selected from more than 9,500 online submissions and many other in-person auditions. "Your OWN Show" premieres Jan. 7, with Nancy O'Dell and Carson Cressley hosting.

The Oprah Winfrey Network launches Saturday.