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American Idol Winner Fantasia Barrino to Perform July 26th in Monroe, Louisiana

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Fantasia Barrino the winner of season three of American Idol will be performing Saturday, July 26 in Monroe Louisiana at the W.L. Jack Howard Theatre at 8pm.

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Also known simply Fantasia, she is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004.

Fantasia made an immediate impression on American Idol with her stylized,gospel influenced sound, and her explosive stage presence. Her audition version of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” made her an early favorite in the competition. Her standout performance during the course of the show was a heartfelt staging, begun seated, of the Porgy and Bess standard “Summertime” that left her in tears from “feeling the song”and earned praise from the judges, as well as landing her on the Emmy Awards’s 2004 list of greatest television moments. “Summertime” was also labeled by idol judge Randy Jackson as the best performance in the shows history.

Her first album, Free Yourself, was certified platinum and received four Grammy nominations. Her second album, Fantasia, was certified gold, received three Grammy nominations and featured the 8-week #1 Billboard Hot R&B hit “When I See U.” Following a critically acclaimed run on Broadway as Celie in the musical, The Color Purple, Fantasia was cast to star in the movie version of the musical, which is slated to begin production in 2009.

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