Katrina Darrell of Chino Hills, California turned heads turning up to her ‘American Idol’ audition in a skimpy bikini, flirting with host Ryan Seacrest before her audition. After clashing with Kara Dioguardi and getting approved to go to Hollywood despite mediocre vocal abilities, Katrina sought out Seacrest to give him a kiss before jumping in the pool. Highlights from her audition have since been removed.
‘American Idol’ Premiere Ratings Fall 9% From Last Year
January 14, 2008 – The season eight premiere of ‘American Idol’ drew 30.1 million total viewers on Tuesday night from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, a drop of 9% from last season’s premiere. It still was good enough to make it the most-watched non-sports show of the season with 33.2 million people tuning in. Among adults 18-49, the show grabbed an 11.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year’s 13.8. The 2-hour premiere peaked with a 13.1 rating and 32.6 million total viewers at 9:30 p.m.