Idol Scrapbook: Katharine McPhee

Catch the McPhever! From L.A. girl to American favorite, see how the runner-up became an Idol finalist. By Julia Wang


McPhee, 22, went from laid-back SoCal girl (left, during her Idol audition) to glamorous chanteuse (on April 25) in just over a few weeks. But in all the changes toward a "more feminine, dressed-up" look, she says, “my new favorite thing is my hair extensions.”