Erica Rhodes, who used to be one of the cute little clubhouse girls from Barney and Friends, is now a 23-year-old aspiring pop star who would do anything to earn a spot on American Idol -- even dress up as a dominatrix for her audition in front of the Idol judges!
Erica Rhodes was introduced as a former Barney star before she sang for Simon, Randy, Kara, and Neil Patrick Harris during Idol's Dallas tryouts. Dressed in a dominatrix outfit (complete with whip), Erica even performed Barney's "I Love You" song. (We wonder what Barney would think of that.) Erica declared that she wanted people to know that Barney kids do grow up.
Erica Rhodes earned a ticket to Hollywood after she performed En Vogue's "Free Your Mind," but does the Barney girl have what it takes to make it to the top 24? We'll have to wait and see!
After her time on Barney and Friends came to an end, Erica eventually went from kids television to grad school. She has also appeared in commercials and theater listed here.
Do you think Barney's Erica Rhodes has what it takes to be an American Idol finalist? Let me know in the comments!
Photos of Erika Rhodes by the Horne Agency.