Carly Smithson Hams it Up

4/23/2008 1:40 PM PDT

Carly Smithson Hams it Up

"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!