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American Idol 3 Winner

24 February, 2004 9:26 AM


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Update: This year's American Idol Winner is Taylor Hicks!.

American Idol this year is hotting up after a great competition last year when Fantasia Barrino became the American Idol Winner in front after 65 million Americans cast their votes.

This year the American Idol Winner will be either 21 year old Carrie Underwood from Checotah (OK) or 29 year old Bo Bice from Helena (AL).

The competition to be the American Idol 4 Winner is hot - with internet polls at American Idol Blog neck and neck. At the time of publishing this Bo Bice was just edging out Carrie Underwood - but really the American Idol Crown is anyone's!

Update - The Winner of American Idol this year is Carrie Underwood.

Last to leave American Idol this year was 20 year old Vonzell Solomon from Fort Myers.

'A postal letter carrier, Solomon endeared herself to fans with her emotional openness. Always an underdog, she had tried out once before for "Idol" but was rejected. This time, she made it all the way to the top three, which is sure to yield her a recording contract.

"My 'American Idol' journey has been crazy - a lot of emotions balled up into one. But it's been all worth it," Solomon said in a video montage played after host Ryan Seacrest announced that she had received the fewest votes.'

- Source

American Idol Results

Comments

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American Idol has lost a viewer...namely me. After LaToya was voted off and Jasmine remained I realized I no longer have any interest in seeing who the winner is. It should be Fantasia at this point but the way things are going who knows! What a blow to your viewership.

Brenda Farrell » 14 May, 2004 9:49 PM

I, too, will stop watching American Idol, unless LaToya London is brought back into the competition. Why should she lose because of problems with the phone lines? Shouldn't CBS have foreseen this problem? If the phone lines were jammed, that means LaToya was probably going to get the most votes. Who the heck is voting for Jasmine? She can't sing OR dance! Seems like someone is cheating! But, how????

Caroline
Sonoma, California

Caroline » 17 May, 2004 8:43 AM

Go Jasmine our hawaii island girl.You have our love and supprt.Your the best!!!!!

alysa » 18 May, 2004 5:04 PM

Go Jasmine our hawaii island girl.You have our love and supprt.Your the best!!!!!

alysa » 18 May, 2004 5:04 PM

i live in australia and the majority of the public also agrees with most of you Jasmine cant sing or dance and she should not be there LATOYA should be the one that is still in the running, how did you all cast your votes??????????

sue » 18 May, 2004 5:47 PM

i agreed on your comments guys that jasmine should be the one who voted off but i guess the hawaiian girl has trying hard to improve her singing talents. Lets give them all a fair judgment.

Mild » 18 May, 2004 6:22 PM

sorry for all those LaToya Fans... but i think this is a not a singing contest but an "American Idol" contest. You don't have to be the best singer to win ... what they need is someone with an "X" factor! Britney Spears voice is not great but she's a a big star... and that's what AI is all about... and that's why they let America vote...

tweety » 19 May, 2004 1:12 PM

Is there somthing wrong with the phone voting system. I started voting at 9:02 and the line is still busy at 11:09! What's really going on. So if I did not get to vote how many other people did not get to vote.

jones » 19 May, 2004 1:14 PM

jasmine trias has win the battle..... go jasmine go

aleandro punzalan » 19 May, 2004 2:52 PM

ummm...who won american idol? my mom really wants to know?

robbie » 19 May, 2004 5:33 PM

hi im from australia i think latoya london was the best by far....... BUT GET RID OF THAT SO CALLED JUDGE RANDY.carnt stand him
thanks Steveo

steveo » 19 May, 2004 9:18 PM

I think Diana DeGarmo should win American Idol.She is the best and deserves to win.The Judges are out of there mind to think that Diana could not win American Idol.Anyone who thinks that Diana can't do it because she is too young is crazy.If the winner or not she is still my American Idol ! ! !

Chelsea » 20 May, 2004 2:04 AM

Just back from 2 week trip to Europe. Couldn't wait to find out who was still in the contest. What a shock to find La Toya outvoted - even more shocking than the talented Jennifer's ouster. Now I'm out of here - no longer interested.

Marianne » 20 May, 2004 4:21 AM

Jasmine might not be the best singer but she has the personality that people are looking for. Judges are so biased and always hits her below the belt. Why do they keep questioning what people wants, then they should not let people vote and just judge them according to what they want. Rhandy is super biased, Fantasia fan, they cannot dictate whom the people wants. Fantasia don't even look like an idol, she looks yakkkyyy.... I won't watch her show even it's for free.

rose » 20 May, 2004 6:32 AM

im not being mean or anything .. but i think that the people who make the show are somewhat PREDIDOUS to jasmine .. its like you guys want to get rid of her because she's asian .. i think she has all rite just like all of the other contestents .. and also if she goes .. i think its because you guys made her nervous and two nights (or three) in a row you let her go first .. this monday and tuesday .. and also .. she doesnt get good judement .. and im happy that randy supports his own kind . put how about other people too .. i can tell he really doesnt like jasmine or asians at all .. so i expect jasmine to stay and fantasia to go .. i hope you guys listen to me .. and give asians there time to be famous too .. thank you for your time
Raye

Reyna (Raye) » 20 May, 2004 10:06 AM

Hi, I'm sorry for all the LaToya fans. I thought she was the best also...but for the fans being upset at her leaving, well...Jasmine can't be battered for it. LaToya will get picked up. People, just stop making excuses its not the cheating or the damn phone lines! If it's busy, keep calling if you really want your fave to win! Maybe America is just tired of seeing the same talent? And if Jasmine is popular for being something fresh and different then so be it! I agree about that Britney Spears comment. Jasmine's got a better singing voice than her....why is Britney sooo popular??? Don't hate...America has voted!

GG » 20 May, 2004 11:17 AM

If you guys remember the first american idol show...Tamyra Gray was the best out of all of them and she was voted off! But look, she's got a cd and moved on...so its not the end of LaToya...or Fantasia if she ends up leaving tonight. I think Jasmine will make it if she doesn't leave tonight either, just because she represents that minority of americans everywhere....and I think that poor girl would be happy to leave if she does anyway just because she has been getting the worst feedback from the judges!

lyn » 20 May, 2004 11:35 AM

sorry people but george was by far the best talent in this circus.
entertainment is the word and george could do it all.
what a shame he never had enough relatives to vote him in.
the voting should be changed so that you get to vote for the worst person.

dean » 20 May, 2004 8:45 PM

Diana should win!!!!!! She has what it takes, I would by her CD's before any other. My vote is and will always be Diana DeGarmo.

Shelley » 21 May, 2004 4:07 AM

You knew it was going to happen. After all the so called "expert judges "decreed that Jasmine was a loser they couldn't possibly let her continue. You can't tell me that the average american viewer would vote for "burrito".Pretty easy to keep the No 1 phone line with a busy signal!!! It doesn't matter for Jasmine, if she wants a singing career she's got it. After the initial hype wears off "burotto" will be back singing hymns in her church

don » 21 May, 2004 9:40 AM

Go Fantasia! She has the talent, style and voice of a true star. Diana by comparison is bland, there should be no competition. I just can't see Diana being an idol. Will anyone between 16 - 50 buy her cd?

lisa » 23 May, 2004 2:25 PM

i think that since Jennifer Hudson was voted out that is when i stopped watching American Idol. People should know that it is a singing competition not a popularity contest. i think since there is only two left i will vote for Fantasia. Diana is alright but like simon said "has an old style of singing for her age"

gladys » 24 May, 2004 2:56 PM

Hi I am from Australia. It doesnt matter who will win the AI, because two of them ( Fantasia and Diana) can sing and know how to sing and entertain the audience. I still think that Diana is the best, though. But I am happy to hear whoever between the two finalists will win the AI. Jasmine is a lovely talented girl, she deserves for top three. I agree whith her saying "I couldnt ask for more than top three" means she's happy to be on top three. So America, vote for the best!

Lela » 24 May, 2004 8:43 PM

Hmmmmm interesting !!!

dzwonki polifoniczne » 25 May, 2004 6:20 PM

Hi, I am also from Australia. I just have one thing to say and that is: FANTASIA IS FANTASTIC!!!!!
You go girl!!!!AMERICAN IDOL - DEFINITELY

Chanell » 26 May, 2004 12:36 PM

i think george should have gone further, and i agree that he was the most talented performer in the entire contest. I am rooting for fantasia at this point but i still think that george should have won. He was by far the best overall.

adam » 26 May, 2004 4:34 PM

I hope Diana wins. I get tears in my eyes when I hear her sing ! On the other hand I can't stand Fantasia's cartoonish voice. I tried voting for Diana and couldn't get past the busy signal. If Fantasia wins all I can say is life isn't fair and I hope if Diana losses, she does go on and make something big of herself. Either way, best of luck to Diana !! I also wish the same to all of the last 12 finalists. George was really great and so were both of the Jon's.

Linda » 26 May, 2004 4:57 PM

Im from new zealand and we say go hard Fantasia, you rock dahl!!!!!

Aroha » 26 May, 2004 7:15 PM

Go Dianna

Jenni Waller » 26 May, 2004 8:37 PM

Go Dianna

Jenni Waller » 26 May, 2004 8:37 PM

I could tell early in the season that fantasia was the judges favorite,but I think diana is clearly the best singer.Fantasia's voice is not pleasant to listen to.

ron » 27 May, 2004 12:28 AM

I am from Malaysia and millions of us are watching the American Idol behind schedule - few shows behind.

However, both the finalists are excellent singers but Fantasia Bariino has better vocal quality than Diana. I guess Fantasia should be the eventual winner.

K.B. Lu » 27 May, 2004 1:00 AM

I've read a lot of the comments that people have wrote
in and it's real sad that the people in this country still
do not want to give the person with the best voice the
credit and vote her the american idol because she is black. I do not belive that this country will ever give blacks there due until god comes and give it . I think this is real sad for we suppose to be pass those days but we are'nt and i feel real sad . I hope that america pick the one who is the best singer and not who is white verses who is black . I think that fantasica should win.

john f posey » 27 May, 2004 1:20 AM

i think that they got rid the best one 3 back the rest of the girls do not know how to sing.... it is nothing but fake singing anyone can make it on american idol

gina » 27 May, 2004 7:40 AM

hey just wanted to find out who won last night...i can't seem to find out anywhere???help!!!!

lilpony » 27 May, 2004 7:52 AM

Fantasia is already my winner.Even if she don`t win I will not give up on her. She is better than Diana 4 sure. Diana can sing but not better than Fantasia. Fantasia does not need this compettion. She is already a winner. I love her singing. If I was a producer I will sign her in right now.

cece » 27 May, 2004 8:49 AM

I'll be glad when the whole thing is over..... BORING, BORING, BORING!!

Chooky » 27 May, 2004 8:57 AM

Hi I'm from Australia and I have watched American Idol with an open mind."American Idol" is as the name implies an "Idol". You don't have to be the best singer, it's all about public appeal. Jasmine didn't have the best voice, so what? She reflected what was clean and refreshing, she got a fair bashing based on her singing talents which I suppose was to be expected , but at the end of the day, "she did her best", and that's all you can ask. Well done Jasmine, I think you are great and it would be an honour and a priveledge to meet you. You will succeed because you are you..Love you.

Ian » 27 May, 2004 9:23 AM

LATOYA WAS THE BEST OF ALL AND SHOULD STILL BE IN THE RUNNING AND FOR SOME PEOPLE TO SAY THAT IT IS A RACIAL ISSUE THERE WRONG ITS COMMING FROM THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T VOTE
THE LITTLE HAWAIIAN GIRL JUST DIDN'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES IT'S UP TO AMERICA TO DECIDE AND MAY THE BEST WINN. MY MONEY IS ON FANTASIA

nydra » 27 May, 2004 9:41 AM

I must say i was extatic to see Jennifer leave. She sounded like she was dying and always made weird expressions when she sang. I think Diana has a better voice and personallity so i guess she should win.

Sean » 27 May, 2004 10:28 AM

I could not even bear to listen to the first song Fantasia sang last-she sucked!!!! I think Diana has a much better voice and she is just a little too young to compete. Diana should really have been named the American Idol, but she cracked under pressure. Good luck to Fantasia, but she is hardly an "idol."

maggie » 27 May, 2004 12:32 PM

all of you people just be quiet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

» 27 May, 2004 12:33 PM

Sorry Diana-You should have been the next idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a friend » 27 May, 2004 12:38 PM

Sorry Diana-You should have been the next idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a friend » 27 May, 2004 12:38 PM

Sorry Diana-You should have been the next idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a friend » 27 May, 2004 12:38 PM

Fantasia was always my american idol.Evenwhen the show started.I knew She was going to be the American Idol.She has a great voice and is very talented.I say go BO-BO,DO YOUR THING. :}

Elyse And Alicia » 27 May, 2004 12:43 PM

YA!!!!!!I'M GLAD THAT FANTASIA WON.SHE IS MY BIGGEST FAN.DIANNA NEEDS TO GET OF THE SHOW CAUSE SHE CAN'T DANCE OR SING.ALL SHE TRIES TO DO IS BE LIKE FANTASIA.THEY SHOULD OF LEFT LATOYA LONDON INSTEAD OF DIANNA DE GARBO.

CASHARA » 27 May, 2004 12:52 PM

Fantasia is probably a nice person, but she tries too hard and her voice is obnoxious.

rick » 27 May, 2004 12:52 PM

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!FANTASIA WON THAT JOINT.SHE BEAT DIANNA.SHE BEAT DIANNA.SHE BEAT DIANA.SHE BEAT DIANNA.

TAMARA BURT » 27 May, 2004 12:57 PM

Diana will win next year. Go Diana!

john » 27 May, 2004 1:01 PM

In my eyes the best singer of this whole group is Latoya. Fantasia is all right....Is that voice!! Sounds like she is holding her nose when she sings. The thing that I hate the most about this competition is that I can not believe on how in hell they let that red head in so long!!!
I think the judges did not give Diana a chance to win....They all had their mind up on who they want to win. Diana has a better voice and Fantasia is a better performer on stage. Remember Diana is only 15. She'll be real big in the future to come.

Jose » 27 May, 2004 1:05 PM

hi...i just wanna say that I am a Filipina too, just like Jasmine. I understand that most of you think that jasmine doesn't deserve to get that far but hey, even if the judges really don't like her, americans voted for her, right? so that's it. la toya is a great singer, i know that...but the judges can't just get mad all over...they got what they wanted, jasmine was voted out...but la toya was just first to go. and at this stage, the four of them are already popular, but only one of them became the American Idol (Fantasia)...but I like diana better than fantasia...oh well CONGRATULATIONS to all of them... :)

karla » 27 May, 2004 1:45 PM

Fantasia has the talent, and can sing such a big variety of songs, and the other two are ... meh. I'm serious. Diana's last song was just horrible. My favorite part of that was when she sang a lot of notes out of tune-meaning, the whole song practically. Fat version of Hilary Duff. And Jasmine just sings the same cliched songs that all sound sappy sappy sapppyyy. No personality here. Jasmine is as good as Camille. Which isn't exactly a compliment

Bob » 27 May, 2004 2:20 PM

i think diana shouhld have won, she is so real and true to her people. Shes maddd hot too id do her

tdiddy » 27 May, 2004 2:34 PM

Hi i live in australia and i would like to congratulate
fantasia for winning but i really wanted to diana to win because she was so good.I would love to say to diana that she is a legend and always will be.

Jessica Green » 27 May, 2004 2:41 PM

I think it was a racial thing cos they voteout all the good black people out that better than fantasia but she is still alright and I'm happy they give it to her rather than Diana cos she can stand fantasia. Nobody can beat black people in entertainment
trust me guys

Olamide » 27 May, 2004 4:20 PM

American Idol is a waste. It's a popularity contest, not a singing contest, and that's not the way it should be. What was a decent show to start with has now fallen to pieces. Future seasons will become worse and worse. The judges will have to step in and take charge. They will have to do a wild card show were someone kicked off is brought back...watch I bet this will happen!!! It's just not the same. Two hours until they tell you who the winner is is a huge bore. I just always turn it on for the last 3 mins and POW...they you go, you have the results. Gag me with a spoon.

Sarah » 28 May, 2004 12:12 AM

the top three should have been latoya, george, and diana. i think that they were the best ones by far, and they deserved to be there. if fantasia didn't have such an attitude, she would have deserved it too. i don't think that she should have one, but american votes, so she must have done something right. there were enough people in the u.s. that voted for her, but i never did. diana, latoya and george got ripped off! i hope that they are all able to get signed with a record label. good luck to you you three!!!

ashley hawkins » 28 May, 2004 1:58 AM

just shut ur mouths if u have nothing good to say. just watch and know the result. watch or stop watching who the hell cares for you??? keep your freakin' opinions to yourselves!!!

ciccy » 28 May, 2004 1:59 AM

La Toya, you are a winner! Let us know when your first CD will be in stores! Thanks for entering the contest!

John Van Zandt » 28 May, 2004 2:06 AM

The right person has won! If Canadians had a vote, the last 3 people would have been LaToya, Fantasia, and Jennifer, then the competition would have been more even/fair. Diane D. has great potential and Jasmine needs singing lessons, but certainly can't deny that she does have a voice, just needs to perfect it, and singing lessons would help. Elton John hit the nail on the head "what is wrong with Americans" it's not a popularity contest, it is a "singing/talent competition".

JJ » 28 May, 2004 3:59 AM

Hey gina, u probably already found this out but Fantasia won last night.Just to let you know.

justateen2*** » 28 May, 2004 8:24 AM

I think Latoya should have won this contest, she was by best the better of all of them. But when it came down to Diana and Fatasia, my vote went to Diana, she just seemed like a very wholesome person with great talent for her age. Fantasia, every song she sang seemed like she was in a church. Nothing wrong with that, if you are in a church. God Bless everyone, and I do want to say congrats to Fantasia for winning.

Heather » 28 May, 2004 12:40 PM

i think LaToya should have won or Diana but there both gunna end up blowing up just like Clay Aiken and Tamyra did. they could even be more famous then Fantasia cuz didn't clay sell more albums then Rueben. well there you have it. and i think the only reason fantasia won is cuz some ppl stay up later than others like white ppl normally go to sleep early and black ppl stay up late so they had more time to vote for fantasia. and i'm not racist.

adrienne » 28 May, 2004 1:53 PM

Diana DeGarmo, should've won. That's my opinion. I thought she sang good enough to QUALIFY to be the next singer. As for Fantasia Barrino yes, she sang good but I think Diana DeGarmo was a bit better than Fantasia Barrino. No offense or anything but Diana DeGarmo is a wonderful looking woman and she is really pretty. As for Fantasia Barrino she is the same as Diana DeGarmo but I saw a whole different side between Diana DeGarmo & Fantasia Barrino. I'm not sure exactly what it was but that's what I've seen in both of them. Jasmine Trias, could've won she's a good looking girl. She had a nice voice. But what I don't get is why does Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul argue about stupid things on what to decide and calling other people "stupid" Sorry to say but if Simon Cowell is gonna call anyone "stupid" he should call himself "stupid" obviously Simon Cowell doesn't know what a good voice is and doesn't know when to stop calling people down when someone tells him 2. But anywayz, This was my opinion.

Kristin Davidson » 28 May, 2004 9:50 PM

2 OF THE3 DIVAS SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE SHOWDOWN!!! kEEP WATCHING DIANAS VIDEO CLIPS FROM SHOW AND YOU WILL HEAR HER VOICE CRACKING AND OFF TUNE. HER VOCALS WERE WEAK IN THE END. YES SHE CAN HOLD AND DRAG A NOTE BUT STILL HER RANGE BECOMES A LITTLE OFF. i WOULD GIVE HER A RECORD CONTRACT BECAUSE WITH MORE TRANING AND VOCAL LESSONS SHE MAY AND COULD BECOME AN AWESOME SOLOLIST.

lahenryl » 29 May, 2004 4:28 AM

I THINK BOTH OF THE SINGERS WERE GREAT. ALTHOUGH DIANA IS ONLY 16 WHICH MEANS HER VOCAL CORDS ARE NOT ALL DEVELOPED YET! SO I AM GLAD THAT FANTASIA WON AMD I THINK DIANA WELL HAVE A EXCELLENT FUTURE!

megan » 29 May, 2004 5:49 AM

well done 2 all of da american idols u have done a fab job da juges have made good and bad thoughts through da chelleng luv ya all and good luck2 ya both same 2 da juges luv_n_friendship 4 eva riana

» 29 May, 2004 7:29 AM

hi 2 all of u out there my names riana i come from aus im 13 yaers old my email addy is rianadeacon9@hotmail.com
well good luck i luv all your songs right bak cos i gtg got to go
good luck
luv_n_friendship riana

Riana » 29 May, 2004 7:34 AM

Dianna sould of won.. that stupid nig souldnt of won shes sucks and sounds like macey gray, all u faggots who think that animal sould been all kids,teenagers and adults idols... you are wrong. She is 19 years old with a 2 year old baby! WHAT AN IDOL lets all have sex when were 16 what a great exsample.. dumb bitch. dianna i love you!

» 29 May, 2004 12:44 PM

I just had a feeling that Fantasia was going to win because she could sang!!!!

» 30 May, 2004 3:40 AM

Latoya was the best out of all of them, that was crazy as hell to vote her off. America is dumb evidently if they have the balls to do that to such a great singer. They just made themselves look officially stupid. Her vocal range is AMAZING....she's like another Whitney Houston. She has an awesome voice and stage presence. She may not be WACKY like Fantasia, but she never bores her audience with her voice. America you've made a big mistake....she was the one and only American Idol.

Valerie » 30 May, 2004 7:09 AM

I think Fantasia has a great voice but i believe that Diana should hav 1. Fantasia is really stuck up. Diana was really nice the whole way through and i think she deserved it more. Fantasia is soooooo up herself!!!!!!!
srry:)

rachel » 30 May, 2004 5:35 PM

i am from georia and i think that diane should have won i just want to say take my word for it i think that diana will be like clay. the way that i see it we will made diana the american idol just like we have been the for clay. i hope that diana go far.

Susan Bennett » 31 May, 2004 11:22 AM

i am from georia and i think that diane should have won i just want to say take my word for it i think that diana will be like clay. the way that i see it we will made diana the american idol just like we have been the for clay. i hope that diana go far.

Susan Bennett » 31 May, 2004 11:22 AM

fantasia rocks!!!!

iejsi9jdi » 31 May, 2004 3:31 PM

I thought George Huff was so good but he was voted off,and I also liked Diana Degarmo and I thought she had it,but after watching Fantasia Barreno at the end of american idol when she won I was floored I absolutely love her now single I Believe I think she will go far because she is an awesome singer and as ryan seacrest says my opinion out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paula » 3 June, 2004 11:26 AM

Trying to find a copy of the last two nights of the show...can anyone help me? desimon@aol.com

THANKS!!!

Don » 5 June, 2004 12:44 AM

Well i must say, last year i thought that Clay Aitken should have won because for a white guy to have that kind of power and range in his voice is unreal. Yes you may of guessed i am a black guy from England. I really dont know how you vote over in the US but something must be wrong with your ears. I think the voting system is rigged. I also think you voters were torturing the guy with the red hair. If you made your judgements on it being a popularity contest then you got it unbelieveably wrong because i dont know how under heavens creation that you could call him more popular than any of the contestants in the top twelve. If you get a chance to look back on the show then you will realise what i am saying is right and for Simon to call La Toya boring, well what the hell is the redhead guy if she is so called boring. He should have gone long time. You kept him in too long he knows it aswell because you could see the look on his face when he was voted in for another week, IT WAS CRUEL and painful on my ears. How they kept him in instead of Jennifer is beyond words. Randy was right when he said i dont know what you all are listening to, some of you must be tone deaf. If Jennifer had stayed in the competition, she would of given Fantasia and La Toya a run for their money. If you get rid of an excellent singer (like Jennifer) earlier on in the show then the series will become boring and we would have to listen to a not so good singer for another week. I thought the show was all about good singing and thats what i wanted to and expect to hear every week. How i see it, La Toya, Jennifer, Fantasia, Dianna and George should have been the last five, in the order stated, repsectfully. I am not saying this because i am black but because they where the best and i appreciate good singing. Clay should have won it last year and he is white. Lets not make it a black/white issue and lets decide on the contestants singing talents. If 3 white people are in the top 3 next year then so be it, let it be because of their testaments of being excellent singers. America i think you need to listen to the Guest judges because they have been in the industry long enough to make executive descisions. The show has to be very careful because people are going to start believing that it is a fix. I think its about time that they took the voting away from the public, the voting is ridiculous. The show should incorporate a selection of Old school singers aswell as music artists of today, them along with the normal 3 judges should be the voters and the deciders of who will be the next American idol. Please lets not have a repeat of this year, I so much look forward to watching American Idol because it is far more superior to ours in the UK. Keep it real America, listen to the individual singers and make your judgements accordingly. Anyone who wants to reply, to so at:- dwtrichards@hotmail.com

Darel » 9 June, 2004 8:22 AM

It just goes to show which way this years American Idol has gone, just by the way that some of you have posted your comments. There is always one rascist biggot that can spoil a simple comments column. I am talking about the person who made a comment on the 29 May, 2004 12:44 PM PAGE 4. If they spent less time being rascist and more time learning how to spell properly they would have become a book Novelist by now. I dont know where they get their comfort from in slating someone who is trying to better their lives doing something which they really enjoy. I really don't think that Dianna wants a rascist person voting for her, I would hate it if someone voted for me because I was black and not for my musical achievements. Do you feel proud America, that this is the type of person that you allow to cast a vote. The sad thing is that he is not the only rascist fool that voted. Don't let people like him deminish someone's hopes and dreams because of his hang-ups in life. The majority of people who made comments had a few bad things to say about the contestant which they felt wasnt any good and everyone has freedom of speech which is good but lets try and control our deepest thoughts, people who watch the series know that it brings individuals together form all walks of life and are not interested in fascists or their views. It shows that rascism still exsists in your country, we all have along way to go.
For all those who voted for Dianna and Jasmine, thank you for sharing your comments and thank you for showing us that you can express your thoughts without having to resort to rascist slurs.
How do you feel about this America. contact Darel at :- dwtrichards@hotmail.com

Darel » 10 June, 2004 2:14 AM

Diana Degarmo IS the AMERICAN IDOL. SHE WILL OURSELL AND OUT POPULARIZE FANTASIA WHEN IT COMES TO FUTURE ALBUMS. AT AGE 16, SHE HAS A GREAT MUSICAL FUTURE IN FRONT OF HER. BESIDES, SHE IS A CUTE GEORGIA PEACH PAR EXCELLENCE!

David B Booher » 10 June, 2004 10:59 AM

Diana Degarmo IS the AMERICAN IDOL. SHE WILL OURSELL AND OUT POPULARIZE FANTASIA WHEN IT COMES TO FUTURE ALBUMS. AT AGE 16, SHE HAS A GREAT MUSICAL FUTURE IN FRONT OF HER. BESIDES, SHE IS A CUTE GEORGIA PEACH PAR EXCELLENCE!

David B Booher » 10 June, 2004 11:00 AM

My favourite was always LaToya but lets face it her first choice of song for disco week was appaling but her voice was still supreme. Nevertheless she should have been forgiven for that glitch, like Jasmine was over and over!

Carla » 11 June, 2004 11:46 PM

i think fantasia barrino should have one because she can sing,she has style,and she makes the crowd move.she won over a million votes and she desvered it.

tiana » 12 June, 2004 3:44 AM

hey how are you fantasia. well i want to be a singer, but i dont really know if i sing good enough for simon. if i cant be a singer i would like to be a lawyer. i want you to tell me how i can get better in my singing. thank you and by the way you were the best singer on there and i was going to be so mad if you didnt win. dianna degarmo was very good to.

dneshia atwaters » 19 June, 2004 9:42 AM

I use to like Latoya but my fave american idol is Jasmine and Diana. Their Voices rock! i can't wait to buy their CD!

Michelle » 22 June, 2004 4:59 PM

Jasmine and Diana rocks!!!!!

Gemaine » 22 June, 2004 5:01 PM

Wow! From New Zealand here and disgusted as usual with the way TV2 is screwing around with the showing of American Idol. Been reading ahead to catch up as we are now down to the final 6 with Jennifer getting the boot yesterday, and have found out that La Toya has been eliminated as well with Fantasia winning the much coveted crown. No doubt about it - La Toya has/had the best voice in the competition. However her best performance for me was her top 32 performance to get into the top 12. From there on, it was monotonous, showy and BORING! She can hit the high notes, can sure belch a tune, but even John Stevens had more character in his pinky than I think La Toya could learn to acquire.

Thank God Fantasia won, otherwise I would not be watching American Idol now or ever again. This girl didn't need American Idol to become a star, as her name attests she was born one. What an infectious spirit, dazzling performer and beautiful beautiful soul. When I first heard Fantasia I found her voice a tad annoying, but week after week she continues to take us into her own world where one is lost to her charm and beauty. No other performer has ever bared their heart as her with the chords she hits and her own twist into each song, though some are bigoted enough to brand it ghetto. Well so what? Way to go Fantasia, you're a true Diva! I've just ordered your first single via amazon!

If Fox is reading this - don't know whether you meant to boost votes for Fantasia by bringing her child out two nights ago here in NZ but it seems to have backfired with the judgemental pack on her back about having a child out of wedlock - and to think we're in the 21st century!

Angel » 25 June, 2004 5:53 PM

WOW!it was a breath taking moment, Fantasia really deserved it, not that diana was not good, she was great, Jasmine too but Fantasia oh!my, i was so happy for her. America voted right again! Ruben & fantasia should do a single together sometime in the future. Congrats Fantasia & God bless. lots of love from Hapsy Ibrahim, Kano, Nigeria, Africa.
P.S Fantasia should come visit my country sometime soon, they will just love her. AIDS is a big problem in country Nigeria, it would be really awesome if she could come help create awareness of how deadly it is.Ruben, kelly, jason, clay & jasmine could come,it will be a event worth remembering for a lifetime Faithfully awaiting ur arrival Ur biggest fan Hapsy Ibrahim

Hapsy Ibrahim » 1 July, 2004 11:51 PM

i think that diana has a wonderful voice and she should have won amercian idol.

Brittany » 3 July, 2004 6:35 AM

The new Diana DeGarmo song 'Dreams' is awesome.

Dan » 10 July, 2004 11:54 AM

Fantasia got what was coming to her. :o)

Best Of American Idol » 24 July, 2004 9:24 AM

people can say what they want the best person won the contest and she will be the best ever. that girl can really sing and she has star qualities. most negative people just wish they could sing half as good as FANTASIA.

SAYBEAR » 10 August, 2004 10:17 PM

Diana, I think you should have won American Idol. For 16 years old, your voice is amazing. Not that Fantasia was not great as well, but you blew me away with your voice, especially seeing how young you are. As much as I like Paula Abdul, I don't think Fantasia would have gotten gipped like she said if you would have won. To me, that sounded like something Simon would say,and you know no one listens to him.
The judges have their own opinions and America has theirs. You were and will always be just as good as Fantasia, even better. So to me,what Paula said was the wrong thing to say. I also want to say that you inspired me to believe in myself more. I want to compete in American Idol as well,but I'm only 13 years old, so I will have to wait. I want to know how I can get better in my singing to make sure that I am good enough for Randy,Paula, and especially Simon who will probably throw his little comments such as "you and latin music go together like chocolate icecream and onions". It's one of my dreams to become one of the next American Idols or win a competition such as Star Search. I have a lot of people who tell me I have a great voice and that I should be in one of those competitions. I just want to let you know that I love you and I love your voice. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY AMERICAN IDOL!!!! Those negative people who say you can't sing are just jealous and obviously don't know extreme talent for the world. They wish they could sing half as good as you! And by the way I'm going to see you sing in the American Idol tour this summer in The Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena,and I can't wait!!!!!! And I'm definitely going to get your CD!

Your Biggest Fan Daniella

Daniella Santiago » 11 August, 2004 12:12 PM

Diana, I think you should have won American Idol. For 16 years old, your voice is amazing. Not that Fantasia was not great as well, but you blew me away with your voice, especially seeing how young you are. As much as I like Paula Abdul, I don't think Fantasia would have gotten gipped like she said if you would have won. To me, that sounded like something Simon would say,and you know no one listens to him.
The judges have their own opinions and America has theirs. You were and will always be just as good as Fantasia, even better. So to me,what Paula said was the wrong thing to say. I also want to say that you inspired me to believe in myself more. I want to compete in American Idol as well,but I'm only 13 years old, so I will have to wait. I want to know how I can get better in my singing to make sure that I am good enough for Randy,Paula, and especially Simon who will probably throw his little comments such as "you and latin music go together like chocolate icecream and onions". It's one of my dreams to become one of the next American Idols or win a competition such as Star Search. I have a lot of people who tell me I have a great voice and that I should be in one of those competitions. I just want to let you know that I love you and I love your voice. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY AMERICAN IDOL!!!! Those negative people who say you can't sing are just jealous and obviously don't know extreme talent for the world. They wish they could sing half as good as you! And by the way I'm going to see you sing in the American Idol tour this summer in The Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena,and I can't wait!!!!!! And I'm definitely going to get your CD!

Your Biggest Fan Daniella

Daniella Santiago » 11 August, 2004 12:12 PM

Diana, I think you should have won American Idol. For 16 years old, your voice is amazing. Not that Fantasia was not great as well, but you blew me away with your voice, especially seeing how young you are. As much as I like Paula Abdul, I don't think Fantasia would have gotten gipped like she said if you would have won. To me, that sounded like something Simon would say,and you know no one listens to him.
The judges have their own opinions and America has theirs. You were and will always be just as good as Fantasia, even better. So to me,what Paula said was the wrong thing to say. I also want to say that you inspired me to believe in myself more. I want to compete in American Idol as well,but I'm only 13 years old, so I will have to wait. I want to know how I can get better in my singing to make sure that I am good enough for Randy,Paula, and especially Simon who will probably throw his little comments such as "you and latin music go together like chocolate icecream and onions". It's one of my dreams to become one of the next American Idols or win a competition such as Star Search. I have a lot of people who tell me I have a great voice and that I should be in one of those competitions. I just want to let you know that I love you and I love your voice. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY AMERICAN IDOL!!!! Those negative people who say you can't sing are just jealous and obviously don't know extreme talent for the world. They wish they could sing half as good as you! And by the way I'm going to see you sing in the American Idol tour this summer in The Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena,and I can't wait!!!!!! And I'm definitely going to get your CD!

Your Biggest Fan Daniella

Daniella Santiago » 11 August, 2004 12:12 PM

Diana, I think you should have won American Idol. For 16 years old, your voice is amazing. Not that Fantasia was not great as well, but you blew me away with your voice, especially seeing how young you are. As much as I like Paula Abdul, I don't think Fantasia would have gotten gipped like she said if you would have won. To me, that sounded like something Simon would say,and you know no one listens to him.
The judges have their own opinions and America has theirs. You were and will always be just as good as Fantasia, even better. So to me,what Paula said was the wrong thing to say. I also want to say that you inspired me to believe in myself more. I want to compete in American Idol as well,but I'm only 13 years old, so I will have to wait. I want to know how I can get better in my singing to make sure that I am good enough for Randy,Paula, and especially Simon who will probably throw his little comments such as "you and latin music go together like chocolate icecream and onions". It's one of my dreams to become one of the next American Idols or win a competition such as Star Search. I have a lot of people who tell me I have a great voice and that I should be in one of those competitions. I just want to let you know that I love you and I love your voice. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY AMERICAN IDOL!!!! Those negative people who say you can't sing are just jealous and obviously don't know extreme talent for the world. They wish they could sing half as good as you! And by the way I'm going to see you sing in the American Idol tour this summer in The Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena,and I can't wait!!!!!! And I'm definitely going to get your CD!

Your Biggest Fan Daniella

Daniella Santiago » 11 August, 2004 12:12 PM

Fantasia is the best singer yet, she truly inspires em very much adn she represents the African American heritage very well.
If i were a judge i would've had it no other way other than for Fantasia to be the next American Idol. Allthough if Latoya had not of been voted off the competition would've been very strong during the end. Don't get me worng but diana was great, she had a beautiful strong voice, but not strong enough to have had any competion whatsoever with Latoya, or Fantasia.But they're all winners in my book!!!! 4-Eva I luv FANTASIA!!!!!********

Faith S. » 29 September, 2004 7:36 AM

Sorry guys but it's gotta -b- Fantasia. Latoya was EXCELLENT! but Fantasia just had this amazing stage presence,that could light up any crowd, & whoever said that this is a contest 4 an American Idol image hey were WRONG. Fantasia doesn't have the American Idol look niether did Kelly Clarkson. My Goodness she had RED HAIR!
Latoya i love u adn allwayz will, & if i had my way u both should camae out as American Idol Divas of the year!
love & good-luck 2 all of ya's! Fantasia i LUV U 4-EVA

Faith S. » 29 September, 2004 7:48 AM

Look guys.. Don't hate appreciate! Why? because Fantasia Barrino is the third winner American Idol and she deserved it. Diana, girl I have to show you some love. For a 16 year old girl, you have a beautiful voice. Just remember you have a gift so just keep on using it. Also, for the other contestants that didn't win just remember that no matter what "YOUR ALL WINNERS.''

I love you Fantasia

Renee O. » 29 October, 2004 2:16 AM

Look guys...... Don't hate appreciate! Why? Well, because Fantasia Barrino is the third winner of Amercian Idol and she deserved it. ( Much love to you girl) Now, Diana I have to show you some love because for a 16 year old you have a beautiful voice. Just remember that you have a gift, so just keep singing. Also to the other contestants that didn't win, I just want you guys to know that "YOUR ALL WINNERS."

I LOVE YOU FANTASIA!!!!

French Vanilla » 29 October, 2004 2:23 AM

I think that Fantasia won fair and square.
for all of you who dont yall are STUPID!!!!. STOP HATEIN AND BE GLAD FOR HER.yes maybe she has a 2 year old child ,but she is still an idol for all the single moms,and everybody else.so like i said before STOP HATEIN!!!!
HOLLA@TCHA LATER!

Sharae » 27 November, 2004 12:17 PM

i think that fantasia won fair and square.all of yall that dont yall are wrong!!! Yes she has a 2 year old little girl, but that should let you know that no matter what you still can make it!!! dianna yes she can sing but fantasia she is the best singer.all of yall that dont think that she should have won yall need to stop hatein and be glad for her. she is holding it down for the single moms!!!
like i said before stop hatein cause yall cant sing like she can and yall aint bless with a voice like she is!!!!!
holla @ me later

Sharae » 28 November, 2004 7:13 AM

I think fanasia burrito was the best and I think she will win if all of the people that won have a contest I think she will win big time.


Thanks,
Ryesha

ryesha » 14 February, 2005 9:06 AM

We love fantasia's songs and was so happy that she won...And now all we do is watch american idole all the time..
love,
Valerie and stephanie
cousins

valerie ans stephanie » 22 February, 2005 7:40 AM

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