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American singer who placed in the top 16 on the sixth season of American Idol
Antonella Maria Barba (born November 26, 1986) is an American singer who placed in the top 16 on the sixth season of American Idol. She was eliminated before the top 12 were chosen.
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A victim of reality fame, the Internet and her own poor choices, this seemingly good Catholic Jersey girl became one of the most talked-about contestants of American Idol`s sixth season. Unfortunately for Barba, it had nothing to do with her talent; in fact, many fans wondered how this mediocre vocalist managed to make it to the top 24. Initially presented as a sweet soul — in the first round, she auditioned after her best friend, a "trained" singer named Amanda Coluccio, but didn`t reveal to her pal that the judges liked Barba better — she became condescending and catty during Hollywood Week. When live eliminations began in February 2007, a bunch of racy pictures featuring Barba popped up online. Some were relatively harmless: Barba topless but covering her important parts. Others were in poor taste: Barba in a wet T-shirt in front of Washington D.C.`s World War II Memorial. But the ones that turned her into a Google sensation featured the 20-year-old engaged in a sex act, although the authenticity of the photos is still in question. The scandal became such a hot topic that mainstream news outlets began covering it, and American Idol host Simon Cowell even weighed in on the controversy, saying, "I think it`s disgraceful that so-called friends [of Barba`s] would sell these pictures." Although Barba failed to make the final 12, her 15 minutes weren`t necessarily over. Multiple invitations came her way, including a $250,000 offer to host a Girls Gone Wild video and rumors of a potential Playboy spread.
Antonella Barba Fast Facts:
Plays piano and violin.
Supporters in her hometown of Point Pleasant, NJ, call themselves "Fantonellas."
Votefortheworst.com encouraged viewers to vote for Barba.
The Catholic University of America BS, Architecture 2004 – 2008
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Antonella Maria Barba
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Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey
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Would love to meet you before I die,
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