::And the American Idol 2004 is :: Fantastic Fantasia Barrino. Barrino, 19, edged out rival Diana DeGarmo at the end of the hit reality TV show that saw 70,000 wannabes audition in a bid to win a recording contract and instant stardom. Producers said a total of 65 million votes were called in by telephone or text message and the two finalists were separated by a margin of just over 1 percent. The show this year had some controversy especially the early exit of two other powerful black singers, Jennifer Hudson and La Toya London, this prompted cries of racism. And the show host and judges had to remind voters to vote for talent and not otherwise. The show this season also produced another 'idol', tone-deaf contestant William Hung. He went on to win the hearts and laughter of the nation in early auditions, has even released an album of his own. [if you do check out Hung's album, do scroll down and read the reviews] Fantasia was my favourite from the early episodes and i thought the other finalist should have been La Toya London. See the slide show of them, here.
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I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one. IMAGINE:youtube::John Lennon