Anyone else wonder HOW Fantasia Barrino won American Idol?

United States
December 31, 2006 8:59pm CST
I honestly do not understand HOW she won. There are SOOO many people out there with far more talent and appeal. Now she has her story on lifetime--and plays herself. Come on, can she be anymore stuck on herself? She is a horrid actress also. I am sorry, don't mean to go of, just don't get it
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@abakers (72)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I don't understand it either. YOu don't hear anything else from her. I think the lifetime thing was a sell out.
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• United States
1 Jan 07
THANK YOU!! I am glad I am not the only one! She has an ok voice, very much like Macy Gray I think. Just not "winner worthy". If the Lifetime movie had at LEAST an actress playing her, I think I could have stomached it better you know? It is very sell out"ish" and seems so narssistic.
• United States
5 Jan 07
celestia_Fantasia and abakers have you both lost your da** mind? I mean seriously, are you trying to dis my girl Fantasia? I must be hearing things or going senile or something cause I know you two are not trying to go off on my girl Fantasia. I mean seriously you two either need some serious hearing aids, your JEALOUS OR you two are racist. And the funny thing about that is, there are plenty of white people WHO LOVES fantasia. That girl Fantasia got more class than both of you put together. No offense. I mean come on now imagine, I thought there were some human beings left on earth. Most good hearted people would be happy for the girl, knowing that she came from nothing and now she has it all. You want to know how Fantasia won American Idol. Ok I'll tell you: Fantasia won Amercian Idol, BECAUSE SHE WAS BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM. Period. Better singer, better soul, and she feels her songs. She was way better than that Diana Degarmo girl. I mean I can't even believe that there was a sing off between the two. That's like comparing caviar and tuna. There is no comparison. My girl Fantasia IS THE BEST AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT EVER. Not the best American Idol contestant for that season 3 but THE BEST AMERCIAN IDOL CONTESTANT EVER AND FOREVER MORE. The only other person that I can say came close to matching Fantasias talent was my other girl on last years season 5 and her name is Paris Bennett. You remember her? That girl got a powerhouse voice. You can't mess with me now, I have been watching American Idol since the end of season 1 and I know everything there is to know about every American Idol contestant there is. Now where did the two of you get the crazy idea that Fantasia is not doing anything with her career. I mean seriously, are you two alright? Fantasia's career is blowing up and she's just getting started 1. Fantasia Came out with her first debut cd entitled," Believe" 2. Fantasia then came out with a second cd debut entitled," Free Yourself" 3. Fantasia has acted on several sitcom shows on tv 4. Fantasia came out with her very first movie last year called," Life is Not a Fairy Tale (The Fantasia Barrino Story)" Fantasia gets several tv shows and appearances including the *Today Show on channel 4 NBC with Matt Lauer, *The Tyra Banks show, *Regis and Kelly *The Tonight Show with Jay Leno *The Ellen Show *ABC, CBS, WB11, Fox 5, and NBC news *BET (Black Entertainment Television) I mean the list goes on and on and won't fit into this box 5. Fantasia just came out with her second HIT cd that just got released on December 12, 2006 called," Fantasia, (featuring her hit song," Hood Boi" As I did on American Idol and voted over 100 times for my girl Fantasia All I can say now is GO FANTASIA GO FANTASIA GO FANTASIA GO FANTASIA GO FANTASIA GO FANTASIA GO FANTASIA GO FANTASIA P.S, I'm curious, if you hate Fantasia so much, why do you even have her name as part of your mylot username? My advice, stop hating on Fantasia because she is more successful than you will ever be and so what if she had a baby? SO WHAT? Look at that pagaent girl for the Donald Trump pagaent. She is a fu*****g junkie and Donald Trump gave her another chance. I don't see you ranting and raving about that. But I tell you this much, if that pagaent girl would have been a black girl, SHE WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN ANOTHER CHANCE. And you have the nerve to put Fantasia down.
• United States
5 Jan 07
Class? She is an unwed single mother--yeah that is classy!! WOOOHOO! Secondly, why does EVERYTHING with you people have to do with racism? News flash, everything isn't about you. There are plenty of others I do not feel are wow great and have no clue how they are so great. Did either of us say anything about race? No. I think you are just ashamed of who you are and have to just bash others so you feel better about yourself. Why don't you go on TV also, tell your blah blah story to someone who cares.
@godsangel (105)
• United States
23 Feb 07
omg thank you i have no clue how she won it sounds fishy to me. i dont know how rubin won over clay either.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
I thought Rubin was good, but yes Clay was better. Perhaps it was the stage appeal, not sure. I didn't watch much of that season-not a huge American Idol fan. I just catch it now and then. This year, I stopped watching after 2 episodes, they were just to much into embarassing people and not showing the talent. Thanks for your responce!
• United States
15 Mar 07
well celestial_Fantasia, you have a point of saying that they embarrass people. Look, I am an American; I don't watch these shows because I feel like this: Only one person can win this show, and folks who might be otherwise talented, deserving and such, they'll lose. However, like I mentioned earlier, if these folks get to the TOP TEN of American Idol, more than likely, SOMEONE is DEFINITELY going to recognize them and give them the break they need; Look at Kimberly Locke; She was in the top four, and got booted and she has a CD and a print endorsement. I believe she was on the season with Rueben and Clay; Clay Aiken got a recording contract and he isn't on anyone's welfare line either; Bottom line, a choice for One winner has to be made; Fortunately, the voting is in the hands of the American people who wish to do so. Perhaps, you feel that our way of doing things is fishy; that's your opinion; Look at Tyler Hicks; There was another fella on there that folks thought he should have won, but a band went and snapped him up just like that(sorry, forgot his name), so it's not like these folks don't have the exposure to get where they need to go, they do. Mandisa was good(from last season) and someone told them right off that IF she does or doesn't get the American Idol, they STILL wanted her and WILL give her a contract. I could go and on, but you get the drift; I am a bit curious you are talking on a sister and call yourself by her name.
• United States
19 Mar 07
Ok well I should clear this up, I have had the "fantasia" name for longer than Fantasia Burrino was alive. It was my nickname growing up and it also has to do with the Disney movie Fantasia. I thought of changing it due to Fantasia Burrino, but hey it was mine first and I personally don't care as people who know me know that I didn't start using this name for her. I rarely watch American Idol. Last season was the first season I really watched it...and it was only on elimination night. The singer you are thinking of was Chris Doughtrey *sp* and yes he was fantastic. I understand you point, one person must win and most of the others do get carreers. I am not saying that Fantasia wouldn't/shouldn't have a career, I am just saying that there were better contestants who should have been #1. I like Taylor Hicks, but he was not better than many of the others, heck Paris was awesome as was the other 16yr old girl who was booted off. Taylor has talent, yes...but to be the winner? Same as Fantasia.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
15 Mar 07
We already know that winning depends on with whom you sleep!! DUH.
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• United States
2 Dec 07
haha, could be true!
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I haven't heard any of this stuff about her. I don't realy know much about her, except for her song that goes, "I never got over you, wish I was standing in her shoes, and when it's all said and done yes I'm still in love with you." I think the title of the song is Truth Is. But yeah that's basically all I know about her. But now afer what you said I think of her differently. Lol I didn't even know she was the winner of American Idol.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
Yes she won American Idol, somehow. She wouldn't be known otherwise. She isn't a horrid singer, but compared to others on that show that season, there was something wrong with the American Public
@jojopuff (520)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I wasn't a big fan of Fantasia either. I didn't think she desereved to win at all. I haven't even heard anything from her since then. (Not that I've tried, either...) And no, I'm not racist, for those of you who think that's why I don't like her. I just don't think she's very talented. I do wish her all the best though.
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@cersei (62)
• United States
29 Jan 07
She won because she received the most votes, obviously. ;) Seriously, though, she did win because she appealed to the most people during that particular season, for whatever reason. Another year and things might have turned out much differently. I don't have any comments on her as a person, since it's not my place to judge that, but she definitely has talent in my eyes. That's just the way I see it. And yeah, her acting is pretty bad. Hopefully she'll improve.
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@magnet (2087)
• United States
18 Jan 07
She has talent and she received the most votes.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I didn't say she didn't have any talent, just personally do not understand HOW she won against people like Jennifer Hudson and others. She just sounds like others out there, don't really think that she should have won when much better talent is out there.
• United States
15 Mar 07
Look, I hear what your saying; but I like to feel that God does things for people who deserve it; And to me in my estimation, she was at a point of her life when she was at an all time low, and she deserved it; I think about how it worked for her and not Jennifer, but let's look at it this way, if she had won(Jennifer Hudson) would she had been able to get Dreamgirls and the Oscar and all of that? Simon had dogged Jennifer out, and now I bet he has to change his tune because now this girl just blew up and he was wrong. But let us not forget that American Idol looks for a certain type of singer.American Idol was for Fantasia; Dreamgirls, though was for Jennifer Hudson; Both ladies are now enjoying careers without worrying where their next dollar is coming from; let's be glad for them.
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