Jennifer Diley auditions for American Idol: Looks hot, sounds awful.
Lock yourselves in for a Top Gun themed episode of American Idol! For the San Diego auditions, the Idol bosses went all-out and held them on the U.S.S. Midway – an aircraft carrier currently docked in San Diego! Cue a very rockin’ soundtrack, lots of fly-by noise and Steven Tyler in a strange aviator hat.
The judges (and Ryan Seacrest) had much fun with the first auditionee, 19 year old Jennifer Diley from Columbus, Ohio. In a very patriotic turn of events, Jennifer turns up in a red-and-white striped bikini and very revealing blue denim hotpants. Which pushes Steve Tyler into full-on flirt-mode and makes his goggles steam up.
Even Seacrest had his moment of fun, making Jennifer walk up the stairs several times for a gratuitous ass-shot. And Tyler tells her it must be illegal to look that good.
But despite her bountiful curves, Jennifer disappointed the judges with a sub-par version of Jessica Simpson’s With You. Steven Tyler tells her that her voice “lacks some fire that your getup has”. Even a second-chance song choice – Hero by Mariah Carey fails to impress, leaving three stony-faced judges.
Randy Jackson, professional philosopher, muses that if she’d worn a red bikini she might’ve got through. Or maybe not, Randy.