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Katharine Goes Cruisin'

6/15/2006 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The same day Taylor Hicks was crowned the Most Eligible Bachelor by PEOPLE magazine, Katharine McPhee was performing on a cruise ship- a job Simon Cowell often throws as an insult to contestants

The "American Idol" vixen must have gigs rolling in after her near-win, but Wednesday found herself as part of a christening for the newest ship in the Princess Cruise Lines, the Crown Princess. McPhee performed the National Anthem and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" before an audience which included domestic diva Martha Stewart.

"I didn't actually win "American Idol," McPhee says of her sun-soaked day. "but I was the last woman standing and I think that's a pretty big accomplishment, so I guess in the same kind of way I was crowned the princess of "American Idol." I get to hang out with the Crown Princess."

Sure, it may not be as big a deal as her gray-haired counterpart, but hey- at least this runner-up is still getting offers. Maybe she'll get a free vacation out of it.


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Just where she belongs.
Timing is interesting. This was the week Taylor Hicks had his cd come out and hers doesn't come out for another 2 weeks. Cheap shot singing her single.
I hope in 2 weeks the news comes out that Taylor is on the top of the charts with his cd sales.
She would do good singing on ships.

3016 days ago


u can tell this writer is a taylor fan. did not even write about katherine flying back to los angeles the same day to do the JC Penny's Jam for America's Kids which is for a good cause. I guess this writer and staff do not care for anyone doing charity

3013 days ago

Sharyn MacNeil    

Cruise ships are a good place for her. Katherine can only hope there are more cruise ships willing to book her. She is a phoney and the more she speaks, the more obvious it becomes. If I hear Over the Rainbow one more time I think I'll throw up.

2994 days ago


Kat is pretty and she can sing, but when you mess up your voice as she did, thats the price you pay. She's gonna pay a very high price if her CD doesn't do well.

If I were her, I'd get into modeling. She has a pretty face, at least that way she'll keep her mouth shut.

BTW people, Taylor Hicks will blow Kat away with his new CD!! He is AWESOME!!!

2968 days ago

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