One last one to fill the idle time without Idol over the weekend. Much hoopla is being made of the dramatic makeovers seen on some of the contestants this year. I thought I'd take a moment to honor the hard work of the Idol stylists (Mezhgan-makeup, Dean Banowetz - hair, Miles Siggins - wardrobe) by showing you my favorite, most dramatic makeover this year. I give you, from start to finish,
Mr. Chris Daughtry
When we first met Chris during the audition rounds, he was a humble, hard-working little rocker from Virginia. He didn't have all the glam and glitter around him yet, but the raw material was all there and we could see he had star potential, but he was still only a shell of what he'd later become.
During the early rounds, Chris immediately benefited from the classy stage lighting and even began grooming himself for the scrutiny of national television. We got to know his personal musical tastes and he quickly scrambled to the head of the pack.
PHASE 2 -- THE STAR IS HATCHED
Our beloved not-rocker falls into the hands of the professional stylists. He learns about eyeliner and has the benefit of smoke machines and wicked cool lighting and a juiced up wardrobe budget as he screams his eggheaded little heart out. Yay Mr. Daughtry! You've become all you were cracked up to be.
Congrats Idol stylists, on a job well done!