When news spread that American Idol‘s Fantasia Barrino was coming in to the Bestweekever.tv offices for our second ever “Martini Minute,” the e-mails starting flooding in: People who saw her on Broadway in The Color Purple claimed she was the best live singer they’d ever heard; others were excited to possibly meet and then, yes, greet the 25-year-old North Carolina native who took the Idol crown. But little did I know that on top of all these glowing reviews, Fantasia would also be a hilarious, sweet and over-the-top breath of angel-voiced air.
Soon, however, the entire country will be in on this fact, as her brand new VH1 reality show Fantasia For Real premieres on January 11 at 10 PM. The show follows Fantasia’s professional singing life, and also introduces you to her family, most specifically her hilarious brother “Tiny”.
So won’t you join us as Fantasia and myself throw back a cocktail and straight up dish on a variety of topics? Sadly, the cameras weren’t rolling for the 15 minutes before the shoot kicked off, when ‘Tasia and I decided to be BFFs. You’ll note that my own speech starts to slur roughly 6 minutes into this vid, which was clearly caused by a stroke… of enthusiasm.