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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Dawn on

Another Jennifer wantabe.

Ashley on

I think there are some pretty mean and nasty comments on this blog. I really like Lakisha. I think she is very pretty with a great voice. Not everyone has to be thin to make it.

Amy on

Lose some weight??? Does everyone in the music industry have to be pole thin??? I think all of you are just jelous bc none of you can get by with wearing jewels like that? Plus none of you will ever have the opportunity that she is having handed to her right now. Besides do any of you know what the definition of “ghetto” is…… area were Jewish people were restricted to in a city before being sent to concentration camps. Is she jewish? No she makes it VERY clear that she is CHRISTIAN. Are we in WWII? No we are not! It is the year 2007 people! I can not believe some of the comments from you ladies. She does not need to lose any amount of weight to get anywhere! She can do it on her own big or small it is up to her and God not her dress size! Would you be saying that if she was male? No you wouldn’t be. Besides look at Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Nell Carter just to name a few all wonderful singers, all women, ALL BIGGER WOMEN! You all need to get with the program and notice that real women actually EAT. Besides if she does lose weight next thing we will be seeing is “Lakish Jones is anorexic” or some crap like that. She is screwed if she doesn’t and screwed if she does will you ppl. Leave the woman alone she is beautiful the way she is! As for the outfit all of it was gorgeous from head to toe!

Cathy Kleinota on

I thought Lakisha looked great considering the song she sang. However, I do believe she should have followed Lulu’s advice and sang the other song. But she is still one of my favorites. It is going to be a close race, I believe, between she and Melinda. And they both better watch out for Jordan.

rt on

Very well put Amy!!

Ashley on

THANK YOU AMY!!! I am so happy to read something SO TRUE!!

Just wanted to add that I love her dress – and the jewels of course.

And once again, many thanks to those who believe weight doesn’t matter if you actually have TALENT!

Lucy on

Jennifer Hudson is big too. And people think she has star quality? Lakisha can get lucky just like Jennifer did.

Mary on

To be honest Amy, you shouldn’t been so harsh on Kelly for using the term “ghetto”. For most people under the age of 30, “ghetto” either means (1) a poor area of town or (2) cheap-looking. While your definition is true as well, bringing religion and WWII into your argument and bashing people with it is a bit extreme and borderline ridiculous.

But you are right, Lakisha doesn’t need to look skinny in order to succeed. The only people who need to lose weight are those who are obese and that’s only because obesity is unhealthy. While Lakisha doesn’t necessarily adhere to the so-called industry “standard” of weight, she is not obese.

Linda Trendell on

Lakisha has an incredible voice, don’t know why anyone is compelled to focus on her weight. And WOW!. . . did anyone see her shoes? The diamond necklace and bracelets were incredible but the shoes were some of the most stunning I have ever seen. Afer sleuthing for a few hours I contacted someone at Fox and found out they were from Carmen Steffens. Gorgeous!

Stacie on

Amy you are probably fat too! Yes she does need to lose some weight. To be successfull in the biz you need to be thin. Amy, go back to your bible-beatings & bon bons!

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