Phew! No more fashion disasters ahead for American Idol’s top 12. Tommy is joining the Idol team as the show’s image advisor — and not a moment too soon!
Tommy Hilfiger, 60, will partner up with American Idol and make his first appearance on the show March 15. Who better than Tommy Hilfiger, known for his young and fun all-American style, to be enlisted as the “Image Advisor” to the top competing singers to ensure fashion blunders on stage don’t send the singers packing for good! What a twist — we LOVE it!
Tommy said he is “honored” to be joining forces with host Ryan Seacrest, 37, and judges Jennifer Lopez, 42, Randy Jackson, 55, and Steven Tyler, 63. The style icon added: “My own experiences at the beginning of my career inspired my commitment to mentor young people who are dedicated to pursuing their dreams.”
The current contestants all have their own style, but everyone can use a few tips. We’ve seen how many former Idols change their look and style after the season ends (a.k.a. Season 4 Idol winner Carrie Underwood and Season 3 contestant Jennifer Hudson)! BUT now that Tommy is in the picture that will all change, and contestants can get their much-needed fashion makeovers before they go home!
“Musicians can bring such a unique vision and personality to the stage,” says Tommy. “I will look where they (the Idol contestants) were, where they are today and the possibility of where they could go,” Tommy told WWD.
Of the Top 12, there’ll definitely be some who’ll need their new “Image Advisor” next week! Colton Dixon, 20, needs to trash his skinny ties and suit vests … oh, and not to mention that mess on top of his head! And there’s Erika Van Pelt, who might as well have a flashing red light on her! She’s 26 years-old and dresses like an old woman — help them Tommy, work your magic!
Watch American Idol Wednesday & Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX.
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