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Idol Winner Fantasia's Hometown Rocks

Idol Winner Fantasia's Hometown Rocks

Originally posted 05/27/2004 08:05AM

North Carolina cheered iron-lunged American Idol champ Fantasia Barrino, who on Wednesday night emerged as the public's choice to win a $1 million recording contract and a new car – the 19-year-old single mother's first vehicle ever.

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Public Picks Fantasia As American Idol

Public Picks Fantasia As American Idol

Originally posted 05/26/2004 10:00PM

And the Idol title goes to ... the feisty, masterful Fantasia Barrino, who promptly broke into tears on Wednesday night's live finale of the third season of FOX's American Idol.

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Tensions Mount for American Idol Finale | Fantasia Barrino

Tensions Mount for American Idol Finale

Originally posted 05/26/2004 08:00AM

By this time Thursday, everyone will know the new American Idol winner. If the program's judges and TV critics had their way, based on Tuesday night's televised showdown, Fantasia Barrino would already be wearing the crown.

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Fantasia Odds-On Favorite to Win Idol | American Idol, Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Odds-On Favorite to Win Idol

Originally posted 05/25/2004 08:00AM

It's the final showdown for American Idol 3: Fantasia Barrino and Diana DeGarmo will go head-to-head on Tuesday, with the big winner announced Wednesday during the FOX talent hunt's two-hour live season finale.

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Idol Countdown: Diana Already Prepping CD | American Idol, Diana DeGarmo

Idol Countdown: Diana Already Prepping CD

Originally posted 05/24/2004 08:00AM

When you're hot, you're hot, as Diana DeGarmo realizes.

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WEEK AHEAD: American Idol Crowns a Star

WEEK AHEAD: American Idol Crowns a Star

Originally posted 05/21/2004 04:00PM

Will the next Kelly Clarkson please stand up? America weighs in on music's Next Big Thing, as PEOPLE scopes out the coming week in pop culture:

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Public Complains to FCC over Idol Voting

Public Complains to FCC over Idol Voting

Originally posted 05/20/2004 04:00PM

Lisa Newman's frustrations with American Idol's voting system started several weeks ago, when she hit her phone's redial almost 100 times and still couldn't get through to vote for La Toya London.

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Originally posted 05/20/2004 11:50AM

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Aloha, Jasmine: It's Fantasia vs. Diana

Aloha, Jasmine: It's Fantasia vs. Diana

Originally posted 05/20/2004 07:00AM

With the general sentiment that she had long overstayed her welcome, Hawaii's Jasmine Trias was shown the door during American Idol's penultimate decision on Wednesday night, paving the way for the final showdown between powerhouse Fantasia Barrino and judge Simon Cowell's prediction to take the crown, perky Diana DeGarmo.

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Simon Says Diana Will Win Idol Next Week | American Idol, Diana DeGarmo

Simon Says Diana Will Win Idol Next Week

Originally posted 05/19/2004 08:30AM

While the producers of FOX's American Idol have announced their plan to extend next week's finale voting time – in order to counter the problem of jammed phone lines – judge Simon Cowell has already declared the winner: Diana DeGarmo.

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