Two seasons ago on "American Idol," minimally talented, minimally clothed Katrina Darrell, aka Bikini Girl, made a temporary name for herself when auditioned wearing nothing but--you guessed it--an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini. That flash of faux-tanned flesh was enough to win horndog Simon Cowell's support, but Katrina catfought with then-judge Kara DioGuardi, splitting the judges' panel. And once Katrina covered up in Hollywood Week, she rendered herself forgettable and didn't advance.
On the Season 8 "Idol" finale, Bikini Girl got another chance to extend her 15 minutes of fame, but when Kara stole her thunder by bumrushing the stage--easily outsinging Katrina, and looking pretty fabulous in her own bikini to boot--Katrina, blindsided, fled the stage in a huff and locked herself in a dressing room. This was not the big break she'd been hoping for.
Well, now Katrina is back with a new music video, a cover of the old classic "Big Spender," hoping to capitalize once again on her "AI" infamy. And in the clip, she wisely works her assets, romping on the beach with some fellow bathing beauties and rocking an array of two-piece bombshell outfits, all to distract from her less-than-stellar pipes.
This girl may not be the best singer, but I gotta hand it to her, she has a talent for marketing herself.
The video is not great--honestly, I would have loved it if Kara DioGuardi had bumrushed this production, too--but hey, I've seen worse. And more importantly, Simon Cowell will probably dig it.