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Vonzell Solomon

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Vonzell Solomon, American Idol
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Overrated ''American Idol'' contestants: Vonzell Solomon

FINISHING POSITION Third place (season 4)

GREATEST MISSTEP You'd almost have thought a certain contestant's nickname, ''Baby V,'' stood for ''vendetta,'' what with the way her shrill, howling ''Treat Me Nice'' had us fumbling for the mute button during Leiber and Stoller week. How 'bout an E for earplugs?

WHY WE'RE BITTER There's no denying Vonzell had one of the best smiles and sweetest dispositions of any contestant so far, but if she'd brought her pitch problems and lack of originality into the deeper diva waters of seasons 2 or 3, she'd have been lucky to make the final 12.

Originally posted Mar 02, 2006