參加《美國偶像》以前，Fantasia Barrino從沒隱瞞她是一個未婚媽媽的身分，回憶帶女兒Zion謀生的日子，怎說也不好過，或許這分背城借一的戰意，正是她能擊敗逾萬名參賽者、最終獲得6500萬觀眾投票支持的原動力吧？還記得當大會宣布她險勝對手Diana DeGarmo，榮膺第3屆《American Idol》冠軍時，她激動得擁抱對手並嚎啕大哭﹕「我真的很努力，終於可以跟Kelly Clarkson擁有同一榮譽了﹗」Fantasia Barrino的勝利，不單標誌這個比賽並沒有輕視未婚媽媽，更重要的是，她打破了美國電視觀眾有種族歧視的說法。
1 范特西·波里諾 -已發行專輯：
2004 Free Yourself
2 范特西·波里諾 -賽前問答：
When did you first start to sing?When I was about 5 years old.
Do you have any formal singing training?
No. It all came from the man, God.What other talents do you have?
None.f you don』t make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
I』m gonna keep on fighting for my dreams.What are your personal goals in life?
To be a star before I die.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?Aerosmith.
What is the first CD you ever bought?
What is in your CD player right now?Fantasia Barrino. Ha!
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
What is your favorite type of music?
I like it all.
What is your favorite song to sing?
「Change Gonna Come.」
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Favorite album of all time?
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
No one. I try to be Fantasia.
Most embarrassing moment?
When I was going up to sing, I fell down and people started laughing.
If you couldn』t sing, which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to act some.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Having my child.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
First of all, an Idol is someone that you can look up to, someone who carries themself in a way that people will look up to them.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
I feel like it』s my time and I』m ready for America.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon. He is real.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
I like them all.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am crazy.