How Lindsey Cardinale can win ”American Idol”
Eliminated March 16, 2005
HOMETOWN Ponchatoula, La.
WHAT’S IN TUNE Anyone who heard Lindsey during her New Orleans audition knows there’s a powerhouse performance lurking within.
WHAT’S OFF-KEY Since she arrived in Hollywood, Lindsey’s performances have been so lethargic — and her song choices so uninspired — that she’s gone from early front-runner to massive long shot.
CLOTHES CALLS Possesses a youthful beauty that requires a breezier, more playful wardrobe than we’ve seen in recent weeks. Oh, and Lindsey, teal is not your color.
WHAT IT’LL TAKE TO WIN More sleep? Caffeine? A charisma transplant? Who can say?
REQUEST LIST Stevie Nicks’ ”Edge of Seventeen,” the Pretenders’ ”Brass in Pocket,” Tracy Chapman’s ”Fast Car”