“American Idol” Video Retrospective Of The Auditions Of Past ‘AI’ Winners (page 3)

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Season 3: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fantasia Barrino[/lastfm]

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Hailing from the same cycle as the now famous [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jennifer Hudson[/lastfm], Fantasia Barrino had one of the most unique voices in American Idol history, second probably to Scotty McCreery.

At her audition, Simon Cowell didn’t know how far such a distinctive sound would take her, but the North Carolina native proved her longevity with a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 2011.

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