Katharine McPhee is one of the most diverse people on television. McPhee currently stars on the NBC hit musical/drama Smash, where she does it all—singing, dancing, and acting. As many remember, McPhee was a contestant on the talent show American Idol, where she came in second place behind Taylor Hicks.
Some former American Idol contestants distance themselves from the show due to their fear of being typecast, but McPhee is not one of them. She told us that it was a challenge coming off of a successful show like American Idol, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her career aspirations. McPhee is very appreciative of her time on IDOL. (source)