American Idol's Diana DeGarmo To The Young And The Restless. (UPDATED.) image

Diana as Angelina (Entertainment Weekly)

Contract role.

Updated October 26:

Diana's first airdate as Angelina will be Monday October 31.

Updated October 24:

In a TV Guide interview, Diana shared some tidbits about her character, Angelina. It seems she'll be a Jersey Shore type girl, whose father, Angelo, tries to help her achieve her dream of being a singer by pressuring Devon (Bryton James) to take her on. Angelina will also make one Genoa City guy very nervous when she sets her eye on him romantically - it's Kevin (Greg Rikaart)!

Updated October 20:

According to Entertainment Weekly, Diana DeGarmo's character, Angelina, wants to be a singer - but she's not exactly good at it. Check out the first look at Diana as Angelina on "Y&R."

Original article September 12:

Diana DeGarmo, who was a runner-up on American Idol, has joined "The Young and the Restless" in a new contract role. According to TV Guide, Diana will be a character named Angelina, who is the daughter of Genoa City mobster, Angelo (Mike Starr). Diana starts shooting scenes on September 22, and will appear onscreen a few weeks after that.

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