American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Jessica Sanchez tries out a rock ‘n’ roll look on 'American Idol' and Phillip Phillip cleans up his act

Phillip Phillips still does his own thing. Though

Phillip Phillips still does his own thing. Though rock's not his genre, he gives his rendition of Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls." (April 25, 2012) (Credit: Fox)

For her rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Jessica Sanchez slipped off her stilettos and instead wore high top sneakers. Along with a sparkly miniskirt in a tribal pattern, a two-tone leather jacket and long sequin dappled choker, the pint-size contestant with the huge voice, went for an eclectic look and it worked. Her second outfit, a sunny yellow one-shoulder/high-low dress worn with gigantic turquoise earrings, was a perfect match for the girl and the wind machine which made the garment billow and blew her hair.

Speaking of hair, well, Phillip Phillips turned out with less of it having finally taken a shave. He’s cuter clean-cut and he actually donned a lighter palette for his first song — an aqua T-shirt and creamy button down. For his second song, he went back to the black shirt he’s worn a few times.

Again, Joshua Ledet did his blazer thing — this one with leather lapels paired with sparkle treated ill-fitting jeans and a black shirt. He looked so much more modern second time around in a saddle colored leather jacket and a big scarf.

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Skylar Laine updated her look, too. Her first dress was a nod to less is more — a simple white frock with a pebbled sequin texture belted at the waist with a thick black belt and worn with sky-high stilettos. The second song called for  a more countrified fashion vibe that included long fringes in the form of a white vest and a blousy, embellished dress worn with cowboy boots. All in all, not bad.

For Elise Testone, the night was all about rocker chic and not entirely successful. Though her first ensemble, a funky long printed vest with a fringy little mini, sounds bad, it looked good, prompting Jennifer Lopez to say “You look great.” The second ensemble, a royal blue high-low dress with an empire waist and a vivid printed scarf train that was attached…yes…to her ring was distracting and off the mark.

Poor lovely Hollie Cavanagh wore a ladyish red satin suit up first –slim with cigarette pants and a narrow blazer. Then came what we can only describe as a skater dress with a coppery-gold embellished top and hem. Odd.

As for the judges, well they, too, were a strange trio. Randy Jackson was almost preppy in a summery jacket with a cute pin that read “Yo.” Lopez wore gold lame:  a motorcycle-esque jacket that exposed her belly and harem-like slouchy pants. In truth, not her best look. And we have no idea what the deconstructed jacket in plum-and-grey tones that Steven Tyler wore was made out of. Velvet flocking? Leather? Pipe cleaners?


Tags: American Idol , Jennifer Sanchez , Jennifer Lopez , Steven Tyler , Randy Jackson , Phillip Phillips , Joshua Ledet , Skylar Laine , Elise Testone , Hollie Cavanagh

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