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Truly, "Idol" fashion had only one focus last night: Jennifer Lopez’ six-pack. In her Hervé Léger by Max Azria spring 2012 metallic lady warrior dress featuring deep cutouts that revealed her ripped abs, well, all eyes were on her.
That would include shy-seeming Joshua Ledet who admitted to being captivated by the Lopez big reveal. Last night, he donned his standard jacket and pant combo first off – bright red with black lapels, a polka dot shirt, dark pants – and, wow, he actually normalized and modernized during his second song wearing a leather vest, black shirt and jeans. It brought him up to date.
Speaking of dates, betcha’ Phillip Phillips is going to have plenty after his swoon-worthy performances. But this is about fashion, and clearly the guy doesn’t care a whit and we almost don’t want him to. How weird would it be for him to come out in some spangled get-up at this point? As a lavender-jacketed Randy Jackson put it, “He tries to be himself. "You’re Phillip Phillips and you are the bomb.” Gray henley and jeans first up, then a black jacket and gray T and who cares? One slightly motherly note however: Iif you’re not going to shave (fine, dear), well lose the neck hair at least.
If Phillips was plain, Colton Dixon was fancy and not in a good way. His first ensemble resembled a Tim Burton character – nutsy. A striped frock coat with shredded tails and red leather pants worn with a way opened shirt – too contrived. Natch, Steven Tyler said he loved Dixon’s outfit – this coming from the man in the world’s busiest shirt and red lace-up pants. Dixon went back to his black skinny pants in the second performance – these topped with a black jacket and gray scarf. Just OK.
Sweet little Hollie Cavanagh apparently raided Barbie’s dream closet for her second look – a slightly too-tight pink lace frock worn with fuchsia heels. But for her first gig, she amped up the sophistication quotient in a blue sequin top with side cutouts (though these not nearly as deep as the ones worn by La Lopez). Her necklace was cool – clear Lucite cylinders that almost looked like icicles and the pants were good, too -- and sheer, loose chiffon worn with three-quarter leggings underneath.
Guess Elise Testone did a little chiffon shopping, too. She was swathed in yards of it – apricot – which she worked with a wind machine. Her second look – sort of a sexy, black pajama set suited her better.
Skylar Laine looked quite polished during her first performance. She wore a billowy white shirt reigned in by a belted sequin vest which topped black leather pants and better-than-decent black shoes. If we are being hypercritical perhaps the shirt was a tad too flowy. She looked fine in her second act – modern country – in a metallic topped, fuchsia skirted dress worn with fringed cowboy boots. Not bad. Not great.
Finally, there was fashion plate Jessica Sanchez. She tamed the “I have arrived” hard-edge, diva-futuristic look after being eliminated and saved last week. Instead she wore an almost girlish wide-legged cropped, white jumpsuit, her slim waist encircled with a red belt, and a gigantic medallion that seemed to bear a cross… this perhaps to protect her from elimination. With her crimped hair and softer makeup, she looked more like the vulnerable teen that she is. For her second song, well, oddly enough it was knickers – fuchsia ones worn with a black leather top and some sort of fringed apparatus that hung from her neck. Not a fave.