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American Idol Winner Fantasia to Perform September 20th in Bossier City, LA

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Fantasia Barrino the winner of season three of American Idol will be performing Saturday, September 20th in Bossier City, Louisiana at the CenturyTel Center 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. 

Fantasia received three Grammy nominations for her sophomore release, Fantasia and is currently in the studio working on her third album to be released early 2009. She stated on the red carpet of the 2008 Grammy Awards that
the style of her new album will be a blending of the avenues she has touched musically, which include, American Idol and Broadway. She also revealed that she will be writing songs and will collaborate again with Missy Elliott, The Underdogs and Midi Mafia, who produced one of her bigger hits, "When I See U."

Fantasia was cast by Oprah Winfrey as Celie in the film adaptation of “The Color Purple” musical, which is to begin production after the release of her third album.

It was recently confirmed that Midi Mafia (When I See U), will be producing majority of Fantasia’s next album.  Also, hip hop duo, Rock City has been confirmed to be writing on the new project. So far, they have recorded 6 tracks together.

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