Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), later known as Fantasia was a contestant in Season 3 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Fantasia auditioned in Atlanta. She sang "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Fantasia was one of the first contestants shown in the first round of Hollywood Round, singing "Think" by Aretha Franklin. During the first cut after the second day, it was revealed that she advanced to the third day. She later managed to progress to the final day and advanced to the live shows and the Top 32.

Top 32[edit | edit source]

Fantasia was shown in Group 1. She sang "Something to Talk About" by Bonnie Raitt. She received enough votes to land her in the Top 2 for that week and the overall Top 12.

Top 12[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 11[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Always on My Mind" by Brenda Lee. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 10[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by The Miracles. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 9[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" by Elton John. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 8[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Summertime" by Abbie Mitchell from the film Porgy and Bess. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 7[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "It's a Miracle" by Barry Manilow. She was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 6[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Get on Your Feet by Gloria Estefan. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 5[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen and "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" by Julie Andrews. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 4[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Knock on Wood" by Eddie Floyd and "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler. She was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 3[edit | edit source]

Fantasia sang "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin, "A Fool in Love" by Ike & Tina Turner (per request of Simon Cowell) and "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston (as chosen by Clive Davis). She received enough votes to advance to the Finale.

Season 3 Finale[edit | edit source]

In the Finale, Fantasia sang "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo, "Summertime" by Abbie Mitchell and "I Believe". She received more votes than Diana DeGarmo, making her the American Idol.

Season 18[edit | edit source]

Fantasia appeared in the Finale of Season 18.

Performances[edit | edit source]

Week Theme Song Artist Order Sung Status
Semifinals Semifinal Group 1 "Something to Talk About" Bonnie Raitt 8 Advanced
Top 12 Soul music Week "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours Stevie Wonder 6 Safe
Top 11 Country music Week "Always on My Mind" Willie Nelson 3 Safe
Top 10 Motown Week "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye 9 Safe
Top 9 Elton John "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Elton John 1 Safe
Top 8 Cinema "Summertime" Abbie Mitchell 5 Safe
Top 7 Barry Manilow "It's a Miracle" Barry Manilow 7 Bottom 2
Top 6 Gloria Estefan "Get on Your Feet" Gloria Estefan 1 Safe
Top 5 Big Band "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
"What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"
Queen
Barbra Streisand
5
10
Safe
Top 4 Disco "Knock on Wood"
"Holding Out for a Hero"
Eddie Floyd
Bonnie Tyler
3
7
Bottom 2
Top 3 Idol's Choice
Judges' Choice
Clive Davis' Choice
"Chain of Fools"
"A Fool in Love"
"Greatest Love of All"
Aretha Franklin
Ike & Tina Turner
George Benson
2
4
6
Safe
Finale Contestant's Choice "All My Life"
"Summertime"
"I Believe"
K-Ci & JoJo
Abbie Mitchell
Fantasia
2
4
6
Winner

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Season 7, Fantasia's brother Ricco Barrino auditioned and received a Golden Ticket.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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