Ask, and you shall receive…
So here you go…
I have to say, Diana’s TV makeup played tricks on the camera a bit.
She looked much better in person than some of these photos depict.
Diana sang a slower song (…I think all of the girls sang ballads). The guys rocked the house, but the girls kept things low-key. Diana kicked it up a bit with some powerful notes and a ton of feeling.
But there was nothing low-key about the audience’s roaring applause, and everyone in the balcony gave her a standing ovation at the end of her song.
It was obvious that John Rich sees a lot of promise in Diana DeGarmo. He talked her up big time (not that she needed it), and the big-wigs in the balcony seemed to be overwhelmingly receptive of her as a performer.
Diana DeGarmo came across as sugar-sweet at the taping for the season finale of “Gone Country” on CMT.
In the end, Diana finished with a bang, as she appeared to have tons of fun on stage after the confetti fell from above, and all 7 celebrities waved guitars with personalized messages on them. (Diana’s said “I love ya Momma”.)
For the record, Diana DeGarmo was the first runner-up on Season 3 of American Idol. It was 2004, and Diana was only 16 years old. The winner that year was Fantasia Barrino.