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American Idol’s Erika Van Pelt Is Enjoying Her ‘New Do’

March 22, 2012 01:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Last night on FOX‘s American Idol, with the advice of Tommy Hilfiger, Erika Van Pelt underwent a drastic transformation. After the show, Erika dished on her ‘new do’ and said that she is enjoying it. More after the jump!

Erika Van Pelt shocked American Idol fans last night when she decided to chop her long, blonde and red locks in order to sport a very short new hairdo, and then, she changed the color drastically as well – to black! After the show, Erika Van pelt dished to People Magazine: “I knew I wanted to do something drastic with my hair. I get this sense of liberation when I get my hair cut. It’s a stress reliever for me, to be honest.”

Erika also revealed that she is no stranger to short hair: “It’s actually been shorter than this before, so I wasn’t scared about that part, but I was sort of thinking what my fans would think and what would America think.” Erika Van Pelt, who has also dyed her hair dark in the past, had no idea last night what her family or friends would think, since no one saw it until last night. Erika did reiterate that she loves her new hairdo, and she hopes everyone else does as well.

What did you think of Erika’s drastic change on American Idol last night? Do you like her new hairdo? Comment below and let us know what you think!

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One Response to “American Idol’s Erika Van Pelt Is Enjoying Her ‘New Do’”

  1. natty Says:
    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I believe that stupid guy with the long hair…you know, the one who pretends to be reggae? He should have left right after his audition…what a pathetic freak. he can’t sing, can’t cut hair, and is a waste of 5 minutes every time American Idol is broadcasted. I thought for sure he would go come: I acknowledge that Heejun made a few mistakes, but he will learn that his humor is appreciated, but his singing is what kept him on the show. Erika was a good singer: I should have voted to keep her in. I don’t understand why the judges didn’t use their save: who are the saving it for? The save is a joke.

    Heejun will realize he made a mistake, and, hopefully he’ll go back to singing and stay away from humor.

    Perhaps then he can surface in the top 8, but I doubt he will be crowned the next “American Idol”. Erika was a sure bet. But there was someone missing from the bottom three…the loser who took “she’s got a way” and ruined my favorite Billy Joel song.

    I place my bid on Colton Dixon for the title. He has soul, and has already defined himself as an artist. He doesn’t need a stylist or auto-tune: he has what it takes. everyone who saw that his Piano Man song was Album Only on iTunes spent $7.99 on that performance, just to delete the rest of the album’s songs. He’s the only one worth listening to as of now, and I’d love to see him in a shower of confetti, accepting his reward and starting his official career, on the path to keep making music that makes millions around the world cry.

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