Former American Idol Fantasia Barrino is next up on the reality show train. Fannie, who’s been catching mad flack after it was revealed she’d been dating a married man, will be bringing all her drama to primetime on VH1. The show entitled, “Fantasia For Real’, will air on VH1 Jan. 11 2010. The docu-series will be comprised of 8 episodes and I’m sure it’ll be full of entertaining scenarios.
I spotted Fantasia’s trailer the other day while I was watching Celebrity Sex Rehab (don’t judge me!). In the commercial, she sings her excitement about the upcoming show. Check out the trailer for “Fantasia For Real” + the press release below:
I’m about to have a VH1 show so I’m hot on the block you know. Me and my mother and my brothers yall. You gotta watch the show. You’ll see me smile, you’ll see me cry. You’ll see me laugh…having a good ol time. I’m about to have a VH1 show. Hot on the block you know…
You betta sang that ish Fannie! Press release below:
Six years ago, Fantasia was a young single mother from High Point, North Carolina singing in her church choir and struggling to raise her daughter, Zion. On a whim, she tried out for the third season of “American Idol,” and seemingly overnight the world discovered Fantasia’s tremendous voice. Five years and 8 Grammy Award nominations later, life couldn’t look more different for Fantasia. Her first album, Free Yourself, was a platinum-selling, chart-topping success, bringing her wealth, fame, and recognition as an accomplished artist. Fantasia has worked with many music industry legends, including Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Missy Elliot. In 2007 Fantasia was chosen to star as “Celie” in the acclaimed Broadway musical “The Color Purple.” Her book “Life is Not a Fairy Tale” made the New York Times bestseller list, and she also starred in a made-for-television movie based on her life.
As Fantasia’s fame has grown, her personal life has increasingly become more complicated. The sole breadwinner for her large family, Fantasia struggles to balance career, family, being single mother and the demanding life of a highly successful performing artist. Fantasia’s VH1 series delves into how she has dealt with the seismic aftershocks of fame, all while managing the daily demands of life on the road and writing and recording new music that will connect with her fans.
Fantasia has engaged millions of fans not only through her music and her amazing talent but also by her incredible fairytale life story,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1. “Our audience helped Fantasia become an American Idol and now, with this series, they get a backstage pass into her real life as she confronts obstacles to realize her true potential as an artist, a mother, a daughter and a sister.
(Spotted @ DimeWars)
I can’t wait! Setting my TiVo right….now!