Fantasia Barrino Bears Special News on American Idol
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Tonight, Fantasia Barrino, winner of American Idol season three, will appear on the first live results show of American Idol’s sixth season. Moreover, the network has announced that she will also bear some “special news” on the show.

Barrino, a 22- year old African American singer, earned four Grammy nominations for her first album Free Yourself. She was also named number one artist of the Adult Urban Company for 2005. In addition, she harbored numerous music awards since her win on the third season of the popular reality talent series. After her Idol stint, she landed several projects which includes American Dreams, The Simpsons, and an autobiography, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story.

Last December, the former Idol winner released her self-titled R&B album, which leads spectators to think that her guest appearance on American Idol is for promoting her album. But the larger issue remains, what kind of “special news” is she going to deliver?

Cecile Frot-Coutza, executive producer of American Idol, hinted an appetizer for season six featuring “a big event show” that have left a lingering buzz for spectators from all over. Consequently, viewers and fans have been attempting to guess what the exec is talking about.

Among the many speculations, a song-writing contest that will give signed or unsigned songwriters the opportunity to write an original song for the season six finalists to perform and give the songwriter instant exposure to millions of viewers worldwide is the most controversial. In addition, Ken Warwick, another American Idol executive producer, mentioned that there would be a performance show displaying the season six finalists performing music from the Beatles, with Paul McCartney. With all these assumptions, viewers will just have to watch and stick by the entire season.

Aside from Fantasia Barrino and her special announcement, tonight will mark the first elimination of two male and two female semifinalists by viewers based on their performances from Tuesday and Wednesday.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: The Futon Critic