Lakisha Jones's Million Dollar Diamonds

03/21/2007 at 06:00 PM ET

Lakisha Jones’s performance of the Shirley Bassey classic “Diamonds Are Forever” may not have blown away the judges on last night’s American Idol, but her million dollars’ worth of Kwiat diamonds certainly did. Paula Adbul called Lakisha a “smart girl” for knowing that singing about diamonds means someone will loan you the real thing. And the real thing they were! Kwiat provided the singer with a $150,000 26-carat diamond necklace, a $250,000 diamond brooch worn in her hair, a three-carat ring worth $10,000 and those multiple bracelets with almost 100 carats of diamonds! Whew. And Lakisha should get used to it: It’s just a taste of the borrowed red-carpet bling she’ll surely be wearing someday.

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rt on

Lakisha has been a favorite of mine since the audition round. She looked beautiful last night!!

KT from Cda on

I’d be afraid to wear them just incase I lost them! But maybe just for once I’d wear that much bling. She’s one of my fav’s too.

erica on

didn’t like her dress, hated it!!
loved the diamonds.
best dress she wore was the one she sang “AND I’M Telling you”. It was a brownish one with lace overlay

meg on

i would just like to know more about the dress!

Stacie on

Beautiful?!? She looks aweful!!! She needs to lose some weight if she wants to be successfull in the biz!

j on

nasty. ghetto. get rid of those gross nail & weave!!!!!!!

Kristin on

Sorry, even with the diamonds she still did not look like star quaility. I have to agree with Simon’s comment earlier in the season- there is more to being a star than being able to sing and frankly Lakisha doesn’t ahve the whole package.

elle on

Dress is pretty, Diamonds are gorgeous, Girl can sing well..
Song choice was HORRIBLE!

Christine on

I didn’t like the color of the dress – it should have been black or a midnight blue to accentuate the diamonds, and her hair wasn’t very flattering – BUT she did a hell of a job singing that song and she is definitely one of my favorites
i liked the “and i’m not telling you” look, and the black dress and hairstyle she had a few weeks ago – she looked awesome!

kelly on

she has an amazing voice! but as sad as it is…i agree that shes not going to go anywhere without the whole package…she needs to lose sum weight…change her hair and get rid of those awful nails! she looks sooo ghetto!

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