One of the highlights of last night’s Idol finale was the surprise return of Bikini Girl Katrina Darrell—who brought out two new surprises of her own. Those implants were then upstaged by Kara DioGuardi—who not only outsang the seething amateur on “Vision Of Love” but unleashed her own bikini at the end. DioGuardi seemed embarrassed by the time Ryan Seacrest stepped on stage, but the attention she’s getting may be enough to convince producers to keep her on for next season.
Wth bikini girl Katrina Darrell bounced off American Idol, who will Kara DioGuardi call a “bitch” now? And what will Katrina do next? A movie? An album? A naked photo shoot? A naked photo shoot? We’re guessing naked photo shoot.
“[I’ve had] a lot of different offers, like Vegas promotion offers,” Darrell toldAccess Hollywood. “Of course Playboy has called. “I wouldn’t say no, but at the same time I don’t want to stunt my career by jumping into that too soon and be labeled once again, as ‘just a body.’ But I don’t knock it.” Don’t wait until your fifteen minutes are up to say “yes,” Katrina! A month from now, Hef might not even remember your name.
If you want to hear Katrina “keep it ghetto,” listen to “Turn It Up,” her Ciara-esque ode to booming bass. But if you just want to ogle (like Simon Cowell, for instance), check out the gallery below.
In a scene straight out of every high school nightmare I ever had, the contestants must choose their own groups, inevitably leaving people out. This leads to certain people awkwardly scavenging for a group so that it doesn’t look like like nobody likes them. Anyone? Please? Let me join your group?
While some of the self-assembled groups instantly work, others don’t fare as well, i.e. every group that Tatiana Del Toro – the one whose terrible laugh is worse than her terrible cry – tried to join. Just watching these contestants scramble around singing, crying, and wearing forehead-headbands (I’m looking at you, Nathaniel) reminds me of the time I was on the subway and the entire car filled up with high school drama students from New Jersey who had just seen The Lion King on Broadway. Everything was very huggy and showtuney on that ride home.
As much as Bikini Girl deserves to be in all five of the evening’s highlight’s, alas she only appears in two. Onward…
In an introduction straight out of Eight Mile, Ryan tells us that these 147 American Idol hopefuls, whittled from a cast of thousands, only get one shot, one chance to show America what they’ve got. It’s Hollywood Week at Idol and that means we’ve got to seriously narrow our contestant stereotypes down – only one barefoot Earth mother, one wacky necktie guy, and one dream-following single mother can stay. On this episode, the judges eliminated 43 contestants, dozens of poor song choices were made, there was one inexplicable, sparkly fanny pack and five especially amazing moments to discuss…
You can’t blame Kara DioGuardi—or any woman, really—for being annoyed that American Idol aspirant Katrina Darrell‘s skimpy outfit clouded Simon and Randy’s judgment on Tuesday’s episode. But instead of suggesting the model show some self-respect, DioGuardi challenged her to a sing-off. Now Ryan Seacrest‘s asking Idol‘s latest addition what she has against “pretty girls” on his radio show.
I love pretty girls…The thing with Bikini Girl, to be honest with you—I think she had a better body than her face. To her credit, she got so much attention, it was probably a good call. But we wouldn’t be talking about the bikini if she killed the song.
So focusing on looks is bad…and the girl is a butterface? Way to stay on point, Kara.
Of all the interesting characters we met on last night’s American Idol season premiere, no one made a bigger impression than Katrina Darrell. Technique, enthusiasm, disability, psychosis—none of these compare to the timeless appeal of the bikini. While Darrell’s voice wasn’t atrocious, it was her choice of attire (or lack thereof) that moved Simon and Randy to send her to Hollywood. All Kara or Paula could do was seethe.
Unsurprisingly, this isn’t the first time Darrell has worn a bikini in public, as revealed by this video of “model/singer” Darrell posing at a photo shoot last year. Love her body or hate her shameless self-exploitation, we haven’t seen the last of Katrina Darrell…or her bikini.