Top 15 American Idol Finalists: Fantasia Barrino


2004 season 4American Idolwinner known for her R&B style. Fantasia’s debut album was Grammy-nominated. Fantasia starred in a TV biopic of her own life as a teen single mom and wowed the critics as thestar of The Color Purple on Broadway in 2007, a role she willplay againin a planned movie adaptation of the stage musical. She is recentlyreceiving media attention for herfinancial difficulties.

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