Not long after she exited American Idol 2
, Texan sasspot Kimberly Caldwell
joined TV Guide Channel as a showbiz correspondent. Now she and cohost Rosanna Tavarez
) share their inside expertise about all things AI
on Idol Chat
, debuting tonight at 8 pm/ET. Here, Ms. Caldwell dishes out her candid opinions on this season's current batch of performers. Better watch out, kids. This gal's mostly sweet, but she's one brutal blonde when she has to be.
Constantine Maroulis: "I'm not a fan."Vonzell Solomon:
"I'm a huge fan of Vonzell's. At the beginning of this competition, she wasn't as memorable as some of the other contestants. She's really stepped up her game. She's the only girl this year who has the triple threat: She's gorgeous, she's a ridiculously talented performer and she sings great
. My friend Ruben Studdard
actually has a crush on her."
"Of course I'm a big fan, but I wasn't too fond of his silky, satiny, shiny shirt on Tuesday. I'd like to give him a makeover. I think he'd be a good catch. He needs to shave his chest hair — he's like Robin Williams
"I haven't thought of Anthony as a front-runner this year and he was
wearing bell-bottoms on Tuesday. Yeah, I think that's a problem — bell-bottoms are out. Of course, everybody winds up looking a lot
better at the end of their American Idol
run than they do in the beginning. If you look at my
audition, I looked hideous."
"I like his voice and I hope the audience doesn't judge him on the accusations that have been made. He's trying to make a good life for himself and I hope everybody gives him the benefit of the doubt."
has a hard time pulling off a huge white dress on television, but Nadia
did it. She always looks gorgeous. And I don't care what anybody says about it, I love her mohawk."
"She's a little too perfect for me. It's hard to like somebody who's perfect 24 hours a day. Technically, she probably has the best voice of all the girls. At the same time, you have to be able to perform
. On Tuesday night, she didn't move her arms one time
except to change her hand that was holding the mic."
"I'm sure it's really hard to overcome 'I got kicked off the show, America didn't want me, and now I'm back.' He's adorable and he did a really good job this week. When he first came back into the Top 12, he was nervous and unsure, but he's more comfortable on stage. I just don't know if he's as memorable as some of the other contestants."