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Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« on: May 26, 2004, 09:03:13 PM »
 :;>) :;>) Congatulations to both..Fantasia & Diana...


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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2004, 09:30:17 PM »
Boy Puddin, you are FAST! I watched tonight even though I haven't been following along much. It is always fun and exciting. I couldn't believe all the celebrities that were there. Wow!

I am sure Diana DeGarmo will do well also.

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Re: Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 08:42:35 AM »
Sooooooooooooooooooo Dissappointed!!!!!

I am thinking about what amikino said in another post....

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Fantasia is 19 and hasn't exactly demonstrated sound judgement up to this point. 

She is not an idol for the people who are her fans which are probobly teenage girls.  She had a baby at 16 and I know mistakes happen but  if i had a child, that isnt the kind of role model I would want my daughter to have.  I know people like her now but I think she is going to have the same impact on america that Macy Gray had.... A ONE HIT WONDER, Maybe 2 if she is lucky.  I know that if I ever hear the new song I believe on my radio, it will be turned off instantly.  i have never been so dissappointed in a reality show!

I cant wait til the other idols release stuff on thier own, I know it will beat Fantasia's record sales!

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Re: Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2004, 09:44:06 AM »
When I heard Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard sing last night, I realised that neither Fantasia or Diana were in the same league as them.  Fantasia can emote like the dickens and when you are actually watching her sing, that makes the performance seem great.  But let's see how that translates to the radio waves or the CD listened to at home.  For her sake, I'm hopeful that she will prove me wrong. 

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Re: Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2004, 11:47:22 AM »
05/27/04
NEWS & GOSSIP DAILY DOSE
 
In The News
 
ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD: With a record 65 million votes cast,
gospel-tinged soul diva Fantasia "Bobo" Barrino edged out the perpetually
perky Diana DeGarmo to win American Idol Wednesday night. The 19-year-old
single mom from High Point, N.C., collapsed in DeGarmo's arms the moment
Ryan Seacrest called out her name. "I always said I've been through some
things, but I've worked hard to get where I'm at," she sobbed to the
"star-studded" audience that included Fonzie, Nicole Richie and Paula
Abdul's breasts. Fantasia follows in the footsteps of previous Idol
title-holders Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aik..., er, I mean Ruben Studdard. Her
first single, the Tamyra Gray-penned track "I Believe," will hit stores next
week and, if all goes according to plan, will become the new leading cause
of suicide in the United States by year's end. For more Idol dish, read
Daniel R. Coleridge's post-victory interview with Bobo and Damian Holbrook's
Watercooler commentary.
 


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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2004, 12:12:15 PM »
One thing that I noticed from last night was that they didn't give a percentage of how much of the vote that each of those two got like they have in seasons past.  It makes me think that the vote might not have even been close.

I am disappointed but not surprised.  Apparently Fantasia has a large fan base even if I am not one of them.  She is very talented.  Just not my cup of tea.

I do know, however, that if Fantasia were here, she would vote for Refaforu. ;D

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2004, 12:44:54 PM »
Papa, I thought I heard Ryan S say that there was 65 million votes and the difference in voting between Diana and Fantasia was less than 1 percent. Of course, that would be about 6.5 million votes but 1 percent is not a big difference.

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Re: Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2004, 01:25:17 PM »
I'm sort of curious too? time to do some hunting ..

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Re: Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2004, 01:33:59 PM »
http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=29626

Viewers cast a record 65 million votes by telephone and text messaging for this year's finale, up from 24 million votes, Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said.


Barrino, 19, of High Point, North Carolina, received about 1.3 million votes more than DeGarmo, 16, of Snellville, Georgia, Grogin said. The winner gets a recording contract with BMG, the music unit of Bertelsmann AG, Fox said in a statement. 



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Re: Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2004, 03:29:52 PM »
Actually, 1% of 65 million is 650,000.


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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2004, 03:31:17 PM »
So it was 2%.

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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2004, 08:12:32 PM »
Yea, looks like 2%. Sheesh, my math is terrible anymore. I need a refresher course.  ;D

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Re: Fantasia Barrino Is The New American Idol !!
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2004, 12:47:32 AM »
I agree with you Pittgirl.  I was so disappointed that Diana did not win.  I think she has a better chance of selling more cds and would have songs I would enjoy.  I actually liked her version of I Believe more than Fantasia's.  All of my co-workers were very disappointed except for the ones over the age of 50 that really enjoyed the type of songs Fantasia sang.  So has Fantasia's single been released yet?  And how is it doing?  Has Diana been offered a recording contract like the way Clay did last year?  Anyone know?  Or is this a job for Investigator CSI Puddin  :;>)


 

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