Idol: Alison Iraheta's Fashion Panned By Judges

Apr. 1 2009, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Alison Iraheta's deep, soulful rendition of No Doubt's Don't Speak couldn't distract the American Idol's panel of judges from her egregious fashion faux pas -- a puffy red dress accompanied by black leggings, white heels and a spiky magenta mane.

Simon Cowell -- taking a page out of Mr. Blackwell's book -- didn't mince words, likening the 16-year-old to "something out of The Addams Family," while wondering aloud if the show's theme was Halloween night.

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We here at think that substance should account for something, and Iraheta sure can belt out a tune better than Uncle Fester ever could. Still, if she wants to emerge as the chosen one, a minor makeover might be in order.

See if Iraheta's poor choice of threads cost her in the competition on Wednesday's results show, airing on Fox at 9/8c.

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