And when she did show up to breakfast hours late, makeup case in tow, and chirped, "Teach me what I missed," the other three singers were clearly not impressed. There's a reason there's no swimsuit competition on "American Idol. After calling DioGuardi "rude" and claiming the new judge was "insecure" in a taped segment before taking the stage, the best Darrell, 20, could get from the professional songwriter was the snide quip "You're a beautiful girl. Deep-voiced Elijah Scarlett seemed more apt to voice a new round of All State commercials than to be the next American Idol. Bikini Girl, so go ahead and leave me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. It's inexcusable, however, that Simon and Randy acted like Bikini Girl was a good singer when really all they were rewarding was her physical appearance. With Bikini Girl, maybe the producers think that's good drama, and they want her to stick around so the judges can fight it out.
The judges didn't buy it, and Darrell didn't do anything to soothe hurt feelings among her fellow divas, either, when she refused to participate in a group hug — saying "fake girl" stuff just isn't her bag — before packing up her things.
'American Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi defends "Bikini Girl" criticism
Despite the fawning attention of judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson — tempered by harsh looks and comments from judge Kara DioGuardi — Darrell's charm offensive failed to win over the panel Wednesday. It was one of the first instances when Cowell — who is often seen looking away from contestants so as to focus on their vocals only — has so blatantly appeared to judge with his eyes more than his ears. And when she did show up to breakfast hours late, makeup case in tow, and chirped, "Teach me what I missed," the other three singers were clearly not impressed. And with 36 as opposed to 24 semi-finalists this year, contestants like Emily, Arianna and Scott will have a much better chance of having America decide their fate. You had me there for a moment thinking maybe I was wrong. But as any contestant will tell you, being on "Idol," especially during the soul-crushing Hollywood Week, does not. But actually, I think I was right.