Fantasia For Real

about Fantasia For Real

A self-described "country" girl, Fantasia Barrino won the third season of American Idol at just 19...and her life would never be the same. The fan favorite, whose huge voice even made Simon Cowell drool, seemed destined for super stardom. Her first album went platinum, breaking Billboard charts and garnering Grammy nominations in four categories. Her autobiographical book made the New York Times bestseller list, and she landed the lead role in Oprah Winfrey's Broadway production of The Color Purple.

But then things started to wane, both personally and professionally...and the rumor mill was working overtime: foreclosure, diva behavior, illiteracy, dropped by her label, fired by her management, dumped by The Color Purple.

It's been an awesome burden to bear, especially for the woman who is singlehandedly supporting a family of six while struggling to rebuild her career. But if anyone can make lemons into sweet tea, it's Fantasia Barrino.

Now the time has come for Fantasia's resurrection. Armed with her God-given talents, a new manager, new songs and a second chance to star in The Color Purple, Fantasia vows not to make the same mistakes twice. But the road to success is paved with obstacles. Fantasia has an out-of-work brother who dreams he's a "boss," a younger brother who's on the fast track to delinquency and a precocious young daughter.

As she strives for international stardom she hopes this new musical effort will put her back on top of the charts where she belongs. Managing her family would be a full-time job on its own, but Fantasia is determined to revive her career and live life on her own terns. How will Fantasia handle it all? With grit, perseverance, laughter and a whole lot of prayer!