March 14, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

How Nadia Turner can win ”American Idol”

Eliminated April 14, 2005

AGE 28


WHAT’S IN TUNE Say what you want about this being Idol’s season of men — Nadia’s blistering renditions of ”Power of Love” and ”Try a Little Tenderness” have made her a major contender.

WHAT’S OFF-KEY She rules the stage, for sure, but a not-hot take on Paul McCartney’s ”My Love” revealed a possibly limited vocal range.

CLOTHES CALLS Nadia’s midriff-baring tanks, knee-high military boots, and power Afro aren’t for the fashion fainthearted — but at least she always works her look, not the other way around.

WHAT IT’LL TAKE TO WIN As long as she’s aware of her vocal limits and chooses numbers accordingly, Nadia will remain a top-3 contender.

REQUEST LIST En Vogue’s ”Free Your Mind,” Yaz’s ”Situation,” Lenny Kravitz’s ”Are You Gonna Go My Way?”

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