March 14, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

How Vonzell Solomon can win ”American Idol”

Eliminated May 18, 2005

AGE 20

HOMETOWN Fort Myers, Fla.

WHAT’S IN TUNE Her extreme likability and powerful pipes are a solid one-two punch.

WHAT’S OFF-KEY As her pallid takes on ”Heat Wave” and ”Respect” proved, Vonzell needs serious help selecting songs that haven’t been Idol-ed to death.

CLOTHES CALLS She scored in an orange jumpsuit during the latest semifinal results show, a hopeful sign that she has retired her terrifying cowgirl regalia.

WHAT IT’LL TAKE TO WIN All that unique personality we see in Vonzell’s interviews needs to shine through in her performances.

REQUEST LIST Eurythmics’ ”Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves,” Taylor Dayne’s ”I’ll Be Your Shelter,” Simply Red’s ”Holding Back the Years”

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