"American Idol" wannabe Carly Smithson (left) on last night's show -- and Mama Cass (right) of the legendary '60s group, The Mamas & the Papas.
It's amazing what a little makeup and not allegedly choking on a ham sandwich* will do for a gal.
We're just sayin'!
* Um, yeah. We know Cass didn't really die from the ham sandwich, people!