Alexis Cohen, who made an impression in early 2008 with her profane post-”Idol” audition tirade, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Seaside Heights, N.J. Saturday night, according to the Allentown Morning Call.
She was a skinny rocker with ’80s style hair and eyeliner. She was very entertaining as a personality and oddly likable. “Idol” gave her seven minutes of airtime during season seven — deservedly so.
“Always have true faith, always be victorious,” she said cheerfully. She said she had been compared to Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. She did “Somebody to Love.” She wasn’t half bad but it was merely an imitation of Slick.
She was very polite during the audition but once rejected, she got really angry at Simon. “How dare he look at me so smug?” she said to Ryan. Then she added, “Why do I feel like giving the camera the finger. Then she started giving the finger, both fingers, to said camera. Grabbing her butt, she turned around and said, “Kiss my @@@!” adding, “If I could legally moon ya, I would!”
It’s still very funny. Even the satanic tongue wagging.
Here’s the YouTube video, seen more than 128,000 times:
She even came back earlier this year with a new hair style and mellower attitude pretending to be all “nice.” Then after they rejected her again, she gave them the double middle finger act. Three more minutes of fame seen here:
Here’s a tribute from comics Rhett and Link to Alexis Cohen, using her farewell speech.