'American Idol': Erika Van Pelt channels 'America's Next Top Model' with drastic haircut


"American Idol" felt a little like "America's Next Top Model" when finalist Erika Van Pelt revealed her drastic makeover during Top 10 performance night.Taking the advice of new fashion mentor Tommy Hilfiger, the formerly blonde singer chopped her hair off (a la Pink) and dyed it Joan Jett black for a drastic new look. Unlike some "ANTM" vets, though, Van Pelt took the drastic change like a champ. "I knew I wanted to do something to my hair," she tells Zap2it after the show. "Ever since the beginning of the competition, my hair has been in the 'It's still growing out' stage. I had it short for like six years, and over the past three years I've let it grow out. The color I wasn't really doing anything exciting with."Besides -- there are too many blondes in the Top 10 anyway. "Obviously, Elise and Hollie are blonde and I feel like, even early in the...



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