Chaka Khan Shows Off Slim Shape During American Idol Finale

Celebrity Body May. 24, 2012 AT 7:20PM
Chaka Khan on October 3, 2009 and on May 23, 2012 Chaka Khan on October 3, 2009 and on May 23, 2012 Credit: Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The real scene-stealer during American Idol's Wednesday finale? Legendary chanteuse Chaka Khan.

Though she had an engagement and performances from A-listers like Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith to compete with, the 59-year-old generated plenty of buzz of her own on the red carpet when she showed off a noticeably slimmer figure.

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Prior to heading inside the show, Khan flaunted her tiny waist in skinny-fit printed pants, and a black satin blouse.

During her performance, the Queen of Funk took it up another notch, donning a brown, sequined catsuit to perform a medley of her hits, including "Ain't Nobody," "Through the Fire," and "I'm Every Woman."

Chaka Khan performs onstage at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Chaka Khan performs onstage at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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Before the finale, the singer spoke to Zap2It about whether she'd consider a stint as an Idol judge--especially if Jennifer Lopez decides to give up her spot.

"Yeah, I'd do it," she revealed. "They could use some truth up there. A little bit of truth, honesty. I'd like that."

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