Then And Now: Nicki Minaj In 2012 Vs. Patsy Cline In 1957

Last night, Nicki Minaj performed on “American Idol” wearing a technicolor bikini top that could barely contain her cleavage. But televised talent shows weren’t always this way.

“Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,” ran from 1946 to 1958 – and one of the biggest stars to perform on it was Patsy Cline. Here, you see what she wore when she performed on the show in 1957, which might not be that unlike something Lady Gaga might wear to be weird but is a hell of a lot more covered than de rigueur diva attire of today.

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