Don't understand Fantasia Barrino

The Other Reviews of Fantasia Barrino

Other rankings and Fantasia Barrino's

Feb 19, 2016 10:13 PM ET
Reviewed by: Club24

Jun 02, 2014 02:39 PM ET
Reviewed by: beausalant
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Jul 21, 2013 05:49 PM ET
Reviewed by: SkoutlawDreamer
shes okay

Jun 28, 2013 08:30 PM ET
Reviewed by: KreeHaley
Fantasia sounds like a cartoon character. How did she win this? She seems nice but she can NOT sing.

Only one good performance
Jun 22, 2013 08:58 AM ET
Reviewed by: rulesregis
Fantasia only had one good performance. That was Summertime, but I heard it sung by a 16 year old a year later and the young teen was so much better, I have tried to like Fantasia but she sounds like a cartoon character and I can't stand to listen anymore.

Jun 20, 2013 05:26 PM ET
Reviewed by: jasam
love her

A Voice Among Voices
Jun 10, 2013 12:07 PM ET
Reviewed by: Tiela
Fantasia's Voice Is Extremely Powerful And Ranges A Couple Of Octaves.However Though,Her Voice Always Cracks Every Now And Then Because She Isn't In Control Of It.Her Greatest Possession On Stage Is Her Demanding Stage Presence And Her Emotional Performances.She Performs With Energy And Eagerness But As For Pizzazz And Flair,I Am Not Sure.For Me Fantasia Tends To Overdo It On Stage.She Had A Series Of Good Performances On American Idol But She Lacks The Charisma And Appeal Of A Songstress.Her Physical Attractiveness Is Rather Okay.Shoot Me For Being Honest !!

My Idol Ranking
Jun 03, 2013 04:40 PM ET
Reviewed by: Andriodm105
crazy artist. Some great songs!

Apr 12, 2013 12:40 PM ET
Reviewed by: sekyu1961
she's OK... :)

Dec 16, 2012 08:27 AM ET
Reviewed by: Cnealz

Fantasia Barrino - Shouldn't Have Won
Jun 10, 2012 06:35 PM ET
Reviewed by: 09scottyb
Although Fantasia is clearly a very talented singer, other season 3 contestants, such as Jennifer Hudson and La Toya London were more powerful and diverse singers.

Jun 02, 2012 05:50 PM ET
Reviewed by: wrestlgurl
Fantasia was a little Taylor quirkiness, a little Ruben soul, and little Kelly great voice, a little Adam performance. She was a great mix and worked well on the show. Said her post-Idol work didn't always live up to expectations.

May 05, 2012 06:02 PM ET
Reviewed by: Oholibamah
I personally don't like the sound of her voice, and graded her low on "range" since she can't really vary the tone of her voice, but I can't fault her in the other performance categories. She works the stage, is believable when she sings, hits all the necessary notes smoothly and appears to have a blast. It's a shame she's so irritating, but credit where due.

Apr 30, 2012 01:27 PM ET
Reviewed by: dillowman
Shocked that her overall rating here is in the middle of the season 3 pack, seeings how she WON the competition!!!

The High Pitch Chipmunk Diva
Mar 18, 2012 07:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: allstardanny
Fantasia's voice is very unique and sets her apart from everyone else in American Idol history.If a crowd is singing with her you can pin-point her voice. She delivered her songs effortlessly and did an amazing job with them. She has soul and passion. Favorite/Best performances: "Chain of Fools(F)", "Summertime(F/B)", "I Believe(F/B)".

really good she deserved to win
Mar 10, 2012 03:59 PM ET
Reviewed by: edward

Jan 03, 2012 05:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: 16hughalexander

Most Polarizing contestant ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 12, 2011 06:08 PM ET
Reviewed by: Sexybeast101
It seriously makes me mad when people say Fantasia sucks at singing she has a very distinct tone and its definitly not for everyone but im one of the ones who happens to adore her tone. She gave some of the greatest performances ever (Summertime, I believe etc.) and was truly a deserving winner. Favorite Performance: Summertime

Mar 29, 2011 02:09 AM ET
Reviewed by: AIjudge07
no comment!

not great
Mar 09, 2011 01:46 AM ET
Reviewed by: reyleefauni

Fantasia Barrino
Mar 02, 2011 10:34 AM ET
Reviewed by: petedogg1979
The best Idol of Season 3 by a long shot and the best Idol of all-time!

Her voice didn't do anything for me
Jan 01, 2011 02:14 PM ET
Reviewed by: habri
But I can see why some people liked her.

Sep 29, 2010 05:04 PM ET
Reviewed by: Jewel
Fantasia has a crazy unique voice. SHe could perform really well and always put her sould into it.

Sep 26, 2010 04:12 PM ET
Reviewed by: tylerbv

May 20, 2010 07:15 PM ET
Reviewed by: cmak

Most exciting Idol performer ever
May 07, 2010 08:34 PM ET
Reviewed by: justae54
Fantasia is the type of performer that other great performers would pay money to go see.

best idol of ALL TIME
Apr 14, 2010 10:58 PM ET
Reviewed by: ashes17
fantasia is THE best competitor to have ever stepped foot on the idol stage. i give her straight 10's across the board which i have never done. on the night of the finale, simon said that he had been waiting a very long time to tell her that she was the single best idol competitor that he has ever seen, of every single season in every single country. what's more, as an illiterate (while she was on the show, her reading level was that of a 4th grader), 19 year-old single mother (her daughter was already 3 years old!) and high school drop out from the ghettos of rural north carolina, she overcame the negative stereotypes to win over the hearts of middle america and win the biggest talent competition in the history of our country. against all the odds, she powered through simply because of her talent as a singer and performer. it is because of all of this that she should be ranked as the best idol contestant of all time.

Not the best
Sep 10, 2009 01:21 PM ET
Reviewed by: adisonlover
But not the worst.

Aug 29, 2009 10:19 AM ET
Reviewed by: jeboftheyear
Crushed her season. I wish she became a bigger star afterward.

not my fave
May 23, 2009 10:16 AM ET
Reviewed by: genedevil
deserved to be in the finale

May 06, 2009 08:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: AdamRocks
ok but nasaly and scratchy

Apr 10, 2009 05:06 PM ET
Reviewed by: brickj
Mixed feelings.

Apr 07, 2009 08:41 AM ET
Reviewed by: Dragonfire

Mar 28, 2009 04:56 PM ET
Reviewed by: Club
Stop yesing, Ki-Ki!!!

Mar 25, 2009 09:25 PM ET
Reviewed by: AmericanIdol95
She's really a great singer

Only One Idol "Always on MY Mind"- Fantasia!
Mar 21, 2009 07:25 PM ET
Reviewed by: spike
While some Idols are enjoyed by the kids and "tweens", anybody with a taste for "real" music knows that Fantasia is the truest talent to come out of American Idol. Her passionate, soulful performances have left others in the dust with her "Summertime" performance still ranking as the #1 Idol performance many years later. 8 Grammy nods, Broadway awards, a best-selling book and highly rated television movie have just solidified her career on top of platinum and gold records. Her single, "When I See U", was the #2 R&B song of 2007. If you haven't purchased this woman's CD's, you're missing something special!. Throw off those preconceived notion, racial prejudices and biases and just listen! No one compares! Will be the last Idol standing in the end!

May 15, 2008 08:22 PM ET
Reviewed by: DavidFan

Apr 29, 2008 03:13 PM ET
Reviewed by: chellbell
Fantastic Fantasia!

Apr 23, 2008 12:52 PM ET
Reviewed by: doctortony
Overlooked after the fact given the limited appeal of R and B (not for me, but others). With the right songwriter and publicist she could be the next Aretha. Simply talented!

Mar 12, 2008 04:55 PM ET
Reviewed by: Julesb2183
Very Overrated

Feb 09, 2008 10:59 PM ET
Reviewed by: idolscreamfriends

alrite fantasia
Nov 17, 2007 05:42 AM ET
Reviewed by: koopa
strong but not the best singer

fantastic fantasia
Oct 13, 2007 06:23 AM ET
Reviewed by: shesheshe
she is the best.

FANTASIA. An Idols Idol
May 02, 2007 04:37 PM ET
Reviewed by: grassrootsvi
Fantasia is the most total package of ANY Idol winner to date.

Was lucky La Toya got eliminated
Apr 23, 2007 01:54 AM ET
Reviewed by: Tabitha
In my opinion, Fantasia was lucky that La Toya got eliminated. Not the best, but she does have very good control which is a prerequisite to winning.

Apr 04, 2007 10:34 AM ET
Reviewed by: kadp1026

Mar 22, 2007 10:03 AM ET
Reviewed by: NYMWSC1986
She is the worst idol ever to win end of story

She is the real deal!!!!!!
Mar 02, 2007 12:05 PM ET
Reviewed by: temptation422232003
I think Fantasia is one of the most talented people in the world. The girl is amazing and she is doing things that we can only dream of. Keep your head up Ms. Tasia and God Bless!!!!

Not A Fan of Fan-Tastasia
Jun 25, 2006 12:09 AM ET
Reviewed by: idolstocker
I thought she screamed like no other. I was upset when she one. I'm glad she broke her shoe. Do yall rember that? I think she deserved it. I only liked four performances. All my life. Knock On Wood. Holding Out for A Hero. Sumertime. Favriot:As Above Sumertime. Least:Crazy Little Thing Called Love

daffy duck
Jun 14, 2006 04:44 PM ET
Reviewed by: rob
sounded like a duck with a tank of helium while scratching her throat with sandpaper...

This girl
May 29, 2006 11:27 AM ET
Reviewed by: poweke
has IT! She is an amazing performer & I'm so happy that she is doing so well in the music industry.

Her voice is not pretty -- but I do acknowledge her talent
Mar 30, 2006 01:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: Manderly
I really, really dislike her weird screechy voice. Yet her "Summertime" was so moving I almost cried. Now that's a good performer, one who can overcome my actual dislike of her voice and draw me in.

Mar 16, 2006 10:46 AM ET
Reviewed by: CG2
Her voice is just like nails on a chalkboard to me. And any more singing to the floor or yeah yeah yeah's and I would scream. But some folks seem to like that quality in her voice - so I guess that it is a preference thing.

The worst of the best
Nov 23, 2005 05:54 AM ET
Reviewed by: tinap
Who voted for her? And why?

fantasia should not even be in the top 10...
Sep 10, 2005 07:33 PM ET
Reviewed by: mmwap
I disliked her very much. Thats all I would like to say about that.

Jul 17, 2005 09:49 PM ET
Reviewed by: Gr8Claym8
Her voice can be so screechy. And "Summertime" was not the best performance of the show or of the season.

Jul 11, 2005 04:21 PM ET
Reviewed by: tubbs
she has a good voice she sometimes screeches but her voice has a real edge dont think she should have won but she deserved to be placed high.

Fantasia, the little single mother that could.
Jun 15, 2005 09:16 PM ET
Reviewed by: Zircon
i liked Fantiasia, i have her cd. it didn't really do anything for me, her voice is srong and very good but her song selection was quesionable

Just Don't Get Fantasia
Jun 06, 2005 07:10 PM ET
Reviewed by: mary
Fantasia had a voice, but she was extremely annoying to me. I'm sure some folks enjoy her. I usually muted most of her songs. She should not have won.

not my cup of tea
Jun 06, 2005 08:39 AM ET
Reviewed by: ncfan4clay
Don't like her voice. It just gets on my nerves, sorry.

Jun 05, 2005 12:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: imsnoqueen
Fantasia is polarizing. Fans seem to really like her...or not. I'm somewhere in the middle.

Jun 03, 2005 02:37 AM ET
Reviewed by: betamatsi
Stop, already, with the whoo whoo and learn the words

Jun 03, 2005 01:47 AM ET
Reviewed by: allcatt
All the hype about her was obviously overblown. Where is she hiding these days.

No Further Comments
Jun 02, 2005 10:47 PM ET
Reviewed by: marys
Fantasia screams way too much. She sounds like a dime-a-dozen group in the industry. Difficult to understand her words.

I'm still baffled
Jun 02, 2005 02:39 PM ET
Reviewed by: AmericanIdolfan
I suppose that she'll have a career. Other singers have very nasal voice and still manage to have a career. I, for one, am glad that AI3 has ended...I can enjoy AI now!

Baby Baby!
Jun 02, 2005 01:37 PM ET
Reviewed by: YWT2004
Fantasia , good luck in your R&B singing , but too much OOOOH Baby Babying for me !

Jun 02, 2005 01:16 PM ET
Reviewed by: swgen
Fantasia has a unique style and voice

Fannie's anything but bland
Jun 02, 2005 01:14 PM ET
Reviewed by: craftypat
I personally do not care for the quality of Fantasia's voice or her over-the-top style of singing. I would never be able to sit through an entire concert of just Fannie, but I give her credit for being different and putting her heart and soul into her performances.

Fantasia is Average
Jun 02, 2005 11:12 AM ET
Reviewed by: anotherfanofclay
Even if you hate Fantasia, you have to admit she did amazing on Summertime. That was one of the best performances in the show's history. However, I do not think she is as original as the show seemed to say. I personally find her voice a little grating. That being said she is an ok performer.

Great Style an Orignality
Jun 01, 2005 10:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: kimmyandcon
Fanasia has good range and sings with emotion.

May 30, 2005 06:30 PM ET
Reviewed by: JulieBr83
I still don't understand what people see in her. She really needs to have voice lessons. They hyped her way to much!

May 28, 2005 11:55 AM ET
Reviewed by: alisheasklylar
Insert every bad thing Simon ever said here! I can't rate low enough becuase it's "attacking". Honestly the more objective I try to be the lower her numbers get. Her performance was always exactly the same no matter what type of music she was supposed to be singing. All she had going for her was power. She belted notes through her note louder than I have ever heard. William Hung was better!

I don't understand
May 28, 2005 03:09 AM ET
Reviewed by: thefaeryofpurejoy
To me her voice sounded like nails on a chalkboard. I didn't and still don't understand what anyone saw in her. Her butt-scratch dance was gross and her songs since have been anything but uplifting. I hated that she reminded America that she was a single mom every chance she got. That's no way to win, this is supposed to be about performing on stage.

May 22, 2005 03:41 PM ET
Reviewed by: pepper6
Not my cup of tea, but she sure is unique.

May 22, 2005 02:31 AM ET
Reviewed by: hb1288
I never was a fan of her voice. I really don't believe she should have won, or even have been in the top two. I really had a hard time during Season 3 seeing the appeal.

Grates on My Nerves
May 21, 2005 10:16 PM ET
Reviewed by: ClaysStarKeeper
Whether speaking or singing, her voice grates on my nerves like fingernails down a chalkboard. For those who like her fine, that's what makes the world go round. I wish all these kids success.

over rated
May 21, 2005 05:01 PM ET
Reviewed by: perfectday
not a voice I can take

Charismatic but Voice Grates
May 21, 2005 04:27 PM ET
Reviewed by: sleddog
Just can't listen to all the high pitch screeching and yeah, yeah, yeahs. Maybe at a church revival this would fly, but Fantasia gives into this setting even singing the Star Spangled Banner. Her Summertime was gorgeous, but as broadway a presentation as you can get. I guess the judges had triple amnesia. Previously they had mocked contestants for broadway-type performances. I thought a couple of other AI3 contestants were much more talented and interesting. Fantasia's fans love her style and voted her the winner, but, with rare exception, I had to leave the room before she finished singing and that room got real crowded.

She should have been kicked off
May 21, 2005 06:09 AM ET
Reviewed by: Tyrant
When they found out she snuck back in to the audition line.

Fanty Fannie
May 21, 2005 02:29 AM ET
Reviewed by: Huuugs
I don't care for Fantasia's type of singing most of the time. I don't like all the yeah's, and her bending over like she is trying to lay an egg. That said, I do find her so very good at the beginning of some of her songs. She then starts yelling and sounds raspy and kills the song. I realize everyone has preferences and that may appeal to certain people. I never was a Macy or too much of an Aretha fan, so. . . . I thought LaToya had it all over her in talent.

May 20, 2005 11:27 PM ET
Reviewed by: Cardsrock
Liked her during her season but was put off by her performance on AI this season.

Voice is OK - but she drives me nuts
May 20, 2005 04:19 PM ET
Reviewed by: cindyg
When I examine the breakdown that I rated her - she comes out better than I actually FEEL about her. Her performances just drive me nuts. She sings to the floor - over-emotes and her screeching drives me nuts. No way I could sit through a concert.

Great Voice But...
May 19, 2005 04:51 PM ET
Reviewed by: boomer1251
Not AI winner material. She has a powerful voice with tremendous range. She can sound raunchy, but fun, like Maci Gray or Janis Joplin. She can also sing ballads like "Summertime" which rival the performances of greats like Ella Fitzgerald. She hits the high notes and the low ones with equal ease. Her stage presence, while dynamic and emotional, comes off as pushy, brassy and aggressive. In interviews she does not seem very likeable. She does not look at all like an American idol. Again you'll see from my reviews thatI think an idol has to be great musically and also have the "it" or "wow" factor in terms of looks, stage presence and personality. These are the areas in which Ms. Barino misses the mark.

May 19, 2005 11:49 AM ET
Reviewed by: kkkkc
There is certainly a niche for her somewhere out there. Just not my cup of tea!

May 18, 2005 03:38 PM ET
Reviewed by: Zelda7865
Good for her! I don't care for her voice or her style, but she is an amazing performer.

May 18, 2005 09:39 AM ET
Reviewed by: clover44
I would prefer to listen to finger nails across a chalk board then her screeching

May 17, 2005 04:55 PM ET
Reviewed by: elliebellie
I think she has a terrific voice and stage presence, but I can't listen to it. I know that sounds a bit odd. But her style of music isn't mine. I think Macy does it better.

I don't get it.
May 17, 2005 02:15 AM ET
Reviewed by: boo
I have never understood the love for Fantasia , both from the judges and the fans. To me her voice is screechy and , due to lack of enunciation I can barely understand what she is saying. While I do give her some credit for the energy she puts into her performances , even that wears thin when she performs the same way for almost every genre. Her highly acclaimed performance of Summertime , did impress me the first time she did it (Movie night) but left me cold each time after for the simple reason of her simply repeating the same performance time after time instead of taking risks and changing it up.

May 16, 2005 11:45 PM ET
Reviewed by: redFusion
she won? how? why? oh yea, now i remember...everyone from season 3 stunk. george seemed to have the only potential to be the idol, jpl was at least entertaining and jon stevens maybe had a hope. but fantasia? anyone see her on season 4 perform? after that, i'm ashamed to admit i watch the show yet alone have her represent america as our idol. america got it wrong for a 3rd time!

May 16, 2005 11:44 PM ET
Reviewed by: Kaileen
Fantasia has great energy, but she also has one of the worst voices yet. Way too nasal and shrieky for my taste.

May 16, 2005 12:31 PM ET
Reviewed by: deyabird
Seems like a talented performer that can sometimes make you feel her song, but her voice grates on my nerves more often than not.

All hoopla
May 16, 2005 11:18 AM ET
Reviewed by: childywildy
While Fantasia certainly has energy and a powerful voice, I found the tonal quality of her voice grating and her over emoting embaring. I honestly don't see how she prevailed longer than LaToya London or Jennifer Hudson.

May 16, 2005 05:34 AM ET
Reviewed by: angelcat4jc
I can't stand how obnoxious-sounding Fantasia sounds. She screeches and bounces too much. I don't know how anyone can like her voice.

She Tried and came out Fanasty
May 16, 2005 02:09 AM ET
Reviewed by: ryman4carrie
She tried and won - no role model in a mother of a 2 year old at 19. She had no substance to her voice and wailed at times. She is Fanasty and that is all.

Not My Cup of Tea
May 15, 2005 11:13 PM ET
Reviewed by: MarieLavaux
Good performer, but I don't care for her voice.

I donĀ“t like Fantasia
May 15, 2005 10:56 PM ET
Reviewed by: Lucia
Too much scream!

Much Ado...
May 15, 2005 08:42 PM ET
Reviewed by: starshollowfan
Not half as good as the judges made her out to be....

May 15, 2005 06:35 PM ET
Reviewed by: AKN4CLY
Not a fan!!

I really have nothing nice to say...
May 15, 2005 01:45 PM ET
Reviewed by: ccwolfe
My mom always said if you don't have nothing nice to say then don't say nothing at all. So that's what I'm going to do....say nothing!

May 15, 2005 11:14 AM ET
Reviewed by: olsond
I thought she screamed through her performances and the way she jumped around was not flattering.

Is unique---just not sure that's a good thing
May 15, 2005 04:12 AM ET
Reviewed by: AIFan
She definitely was unique on some songs and made them her own. Unfortunately in 99% of the cases that meant I didn't like them. Too much yelling, too many "yeah yeahs," too much over-emoting, not enough proper pronunciation to even know what she was saying part of the time. Her stage presence is lacking in basic essentials---face your audience, connect with them---she turns her back on the audience way too much, sings to the floor, bounces up and down so much it is totally distracting and unattractive. Her voice is too scratchy sounding most of the time. I sort of liked Truth Is, but that is the only song I have been able to listen to without cringing.

Fantasia...just didnt like her voice...
May 14, 2005 04:33 PM ET
Reviewed by: steamboat2302
Everything else was alright..but I really did not like the scratchy tone in her voice.

What a performer
May 14, 2005 05:23 AM ET
Reviewed by: beatrix
Fantasia Barrino is a very talented performer. I didn't think that she was the best vocally, but she had her very own unique style.

Rocking chair on the cat's tail
May 12, 2005 10:54 PM ET
Reviewed by: gloch
I liked Fantasia the very first night I saw her. I thought she had great stage presence and the IT factor. By the end of the season, I couldn't stand her. The yeah, yeah, yeahs and the crouching on stage, along with her manic, breathless performances really turned me off. When she appeared on Idol this year, I thought they were going to have to bring out the Oxygen tanks. I just feel that when a performer has to yeah, yeah, yeah their way through a song, the voice just cannot do what it needs to do to pull of the song. Sorry.

May 11, 2005 10:25 PM ET
Reviewed by: mikers
she was just terrible

Fantasia is not my
May 11, 2005 04:04 PM ET
Reviewed by: Hotshortie1
cup of tea. She can sing, I just don't like her style!

Apr 29, 2005 06:31 PM ET
Reviewed by: BoFan89
How did she win idol?

Apr 29, 2005 09:57 AM ET
Reviewed by: first81
great perfomer, above average singer

Has a chipmunk voice but total voice control
Apr 26, 2005 09:56 AM ET
Reviewed by: JimmyTruth
Fantasia did not have the nicest tone, but her voice control was solid, her orignality was great, she sang with heart and soul, and she had flair.

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