American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee and fourth place finisher Chris Daughtry continue to hand Taylor Hicks his own ass. Bombshell McPhee, whose album comes out at the end of this month, will be playing herself in a guest spot on an upcoming episode of ABC hit comedy Ugly Betty. When asked about her stint on the show by Access Hollywood she said, "I literally found out yesterday, yesterday afternoon… and it was really exciting. America is just so sweet."
Though some are wondering if this singer can act, what many may not know is that was already an actress before her days on Idol. In fact, in an odd twist of fate, she actually auditioned for Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which Golden Globe nominated Ugly Betty star America Ferrera starred in
Katharine obviously didn't get a part in the movie, but I'm sure she's not singing any shoulda coulda wouldas now. The episode is set to air on February 1, a day after her self-titled debut album hits stores.
I'm still quite disappointed her first single is that generic JoJo-sounding "Over It" mess, though I guess it'll probably do well on the charts no matter how much the chorus annoys the hell out of me. "Dangerous" is way better than any of the other songs I've heard from her, and from what I've been told, it's not even on the album. Nor is "I Lost You", which apparently was a Whitney Houston track that she decided not to use on her upcoming CD.
Either way, I can't wait to see my McPhee in action with America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, and Michael Urie.