Lee DeWyze caused eyes across the country to swell with happy tears when he won American Idol last night, but as history (Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, etc.) has shown, it’s doesn’t matter who takes home the Idol crown. Ain’t that right, Taylor Hicks? The finale has evolved into an over-the-top affair filled with painful choreographed group numbers and Ford commercials, sprinkled with some unexpected duets and cameos.
But the real star last night, amidst the lasers, surprise appearances, and Simon Cowell ass-kissing, was the absurdly outrageous fashion. During the long-eliminated contestants painful “singing,” we were happily distracted by Crystal Bowersox‘s dad’s leather formal wear, Carrie Underwood‘s Gaga-esque bolero and Janet Jackson‘s boobilicious bodysuit. Check out the night’s style highs (yes, there were some) and lows below.