Fantasia Barrino, the winner from American Idol Season 3, rocked the house tonight as she returned to her home turf to perform the third single off her Back to Me album titled ‘Collard Greens & Cornbread’.
She looks stunning wearing a sparkling red dress slit up to the waist (none of which was very flattering), her hair styled with one big curl in the front, and singing with a voice that fits the soulful and old school style of the song.
She ends the tune with a “Steven, I love you” directed at Steven Tyler – and that sets the crowd off into a frenzy.
Ryan then gives Fantasia the chance to tell the new contestants the one thing she knows now that she wishes she knew back when she was in their shoes. Her response was simple: “It can throw you a lot of things that you’re not ready for, so you have to keep good people with you…The first love is the music for me … Because you love music, you can do it.”
Look for Fantasia on the big screen soon playing gospel singer Mahalia Jackson…until then, you can watch Fantasia’s performance here!