Night of the catsuit on 'Idol': Who wore it best?
May 24th, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Night of the catsuit on 'Idol': Who wore it best?

A few other things happened on "Idol" Wednesday night, aside from naming the season's winner and watching Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young hug it up after getting engaged.

Other things such as those spangly, sparkly, uber-fitted catsuits worn by Chaka Khan and former "Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino.

Each vocal powerhouse took the stage to perform during the season 11 finale, with Chaka donning a rust-colored number that showed off svelte curves as she rocked to her top hits along with some backup from the top 12 women finalists on "I'm Every Woman."

Perhaps a stylist backstage was trying to turn the show into a theme night, because Fantasia stepped onto the stage wearing a painted-on black, glittering catsuit as she performed "Take Me to the Pilot" along with Joshua Ledet. What seemed to catch most viewers off guard were the cut-outs running down both legs.

Khan showed off her newly reduced figure which had the world of social media all abuzz wondering what method she had used to slim down. The reported recently that the sultry singer had shed 60 pounds and that was evident during her "Idol" appearance.

It looks like Chaka won this round of bodysuit-battle, and the legend told Zap2It on the red carpet Wednesday that she wouldn't mind being an "Idol" judge, should a seat at the judges' table become available. (In other words, Jennifer Lopez, you might want to make a decision.)

"Yeah, I'd do it," Ms. Khan said. "They could use some truth up there."

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soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Mit Romney

    I think they would look better wearing mom jeans like I like to wear on the campaign trail...a vote for is a vote for mom-jeans!

    May 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. citizenjames

    People, be nice. Chaka looks FABulous!!! She is waay better looking than the young Fantasia. Chaka is waay over 50yrs old you know. Chaka looked amazing. She has my vote. Fantasia- get in the gym....

    May 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Errca

    Gross neither of em rocked it...

    May 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. andria

    Chaka Khan is a legend

    May 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lol

    @big richard ! that's a wonderful idea! you're the man. i will call the press and the agents !

    May 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jujubeans

    I'd like to see JLo in a catsuit (or out).

    May 25, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Richard

      I'd like to see JLo on a cat fight! With Lindsay Lohan. Ripping clothes and pulling hair. Hey, I just had an idea for a new TV show, Celebrity Catfight!

      May 25, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • cindy

      It'd have to be on HBO or some cable channel that allows nudity Big Dick.

      May 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John1

    Both look disgusting.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jimmy Dean

    Like two over-done 2-pound bratwursts in 1-pound casings.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Yoda

    Horrible they are....

    May 25, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. mi53

    Folks, don't even bother to respond to people posting comments like "lol". They thrive on the attention it gets them. Just report abuse and move on.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. nancy

    Chaka looked "sveldt??" Really? Just look at the picture above can see fat rolls and muffin tops all over the place...... and you can see her panties cutting into her..........sveldt means a long lean line with NO bulges...... get some glasses people

    May 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Betty

    Fantasia looked AWFUL.....sang AWFUL....if I had been Joshua, I would have been embarassed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Neytron

    Chaka ruled. she is GILF. fantasia is already a has-been and she ain't been up there very long.

    May 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JonLegendary

    In the Fat Cat Suit category both gals looked enormous. Chaka is nearly 65 but looked well under 50. Fantasia is about 30 but looked nearly 50. So much for makeup and wardrobe!

    May 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |

    American Idol needs to go off of the air. However, Chaka looked best due to her age. But both stylists should have reconsidered the choices. AMERICAN IDOL SHOULD BE CANCELED!!!

    May 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Stating the Obvious

    – FatCatSuit –

    May 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  17. JB

    They all looked like baluga whales in tights to me. Fat spilling out all over the place including JLo. The songs were equally as disgusting it sounded like a scream fest.

    May 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Claire Kowit

    I really enjoyed the show!

    May 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. lol

    Omg!!! where is wyww?!!!

    May 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jean

    sorry but they both sucked

    May 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Deadrick S.

    Chaka wore it better.

    May 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jmo

    are you frickin' kiddin me that was the awfullest thing i have ever seen, well just about but still, what a way to ruin the end of a great show

    May 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  23. katy

    fantasia was phenomenal last night

    May 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. @ FAKE lol

    I bet "lol" doesn't know how to vote.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Get a room

    Not to be horriblly insensitive and rude, but I can't help but note how Fantasia somewhat resembles Chris Tucker in that picture. I can imagine her screaming out "LEEEEE!!!"

    May 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. lol

    Obama in office again. lets hope not

    May 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. lol

    I thought jlo was the bomb even tho she is a nggar.

    May 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry Gill

      You're a dick and me and my girl can take your h@ away from you.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denise

      What, again, lol? Your posts are nonsense, biggotted, racist, ignorant, and most of all, unnecessary. Opinions and constructive criticism are fine, but hate-filled rants are inexcusable, vile, vulgar and disgusting.

      May 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |

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