Video: Fantasia Shuts Down The Tom Joyner Show With Live Performance


American Idol alum, Fantasia Barrino, has been making her rounds promoting the April 23rd release of her forthcoming album, Side Effects Of You. She recently stopped by Tom Joyner’s Red Velvet Cake Studio to dish on the making of the new album, and perform her latest single, Lose To Win, and fan favorite, When I See U, live in front of a studio audience.

When I say she shut that studio DOWN… Watch her performance below, and post your thoughts!


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  • Reply Compassion March 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    One thing you can't say about Fantasia is that she don't shut shit down when she comes through!!!!

  • Reply Banjee March 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Fantasia can easily go down as one of the greatest singers in history if she has the right people behind her.

    • Reply WellDamn24 March 31, 2013 at 12:11 am

      She also has to be marketed on a track towards mainstream success. American Idol doesn't know what to do with traditional R&B singers. They were stumped when it came to Fantasia and Ruben Studdard. Even Jennifer Hudson wouldn't be where she is if she hadn't gone into acting.

      Fantasia blew me away on the Oprah show when she did a song from "The Color Purple" on Broadway, but for some reason she didn't stick to that world either. At the very least it would have given her solid footing to go for other mainstream roles.

      • Reply Lyndsey March 31, 2013 at 9:45 am

        I totally agree with what you said about American Idol not knowing what to with R&B singers (winner). Fantasia is the real deal a friggin Dynamo, a beast onstage. She is really talented and should be further along but they did not market her correctly or advocate harder for endorsements etc., but that is in the past. Seems like my girl is on the right track. As a fan I am loving the new movement.

        I was in awe of her acting ability when I saw her on Broadway. She blew me away. She is really talented. While I agree that she has the ability/talent to have a great acting career, music is where she excels. It is her passion and it comes through every fiber of her body. I think Fantasia will be around for a long time. She is that good.

  • Reply six inch walker March 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I hope this a sign of her getting her life and career back on track she was the 1st and last American idol I voted for I want her to win

  • Reply TheRealMissDrea March 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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  • Reply grafittix March 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I truly enjoyed that! Can't deny real talent when it's live.
    (I do wish people would put the damn camera phones down and just enjoy the performance!)

    • Reply Seats March 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Seriously, at concerts people be so eager to record instead of just be in the moment. Dang!

  • Reply YuYu March 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I think Fantasia does have one of the best voices of all time. Her studio doesnt justify her live performances. I swear I would definitely pay money to see Fantasia…

  • Reply Dinasty March 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Fantasia was born to sing and be on a stage. Point blank period. It's undeniable, and anybody that says otherwise is a flat foot liar.

    If she would just focus on that, and forget all of this side bs…… I'm convinced she doesn't have anybody good in her corner. Where is her Aunt Bunny at? Did she get shut out? Please call her back.

  • Reply Mandaboo March 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I want fantasia to win

    • Reply lovenia April 2, 2013 at 12:15 am

      Me tooooooo so DAMN bad! She’s lost so much and imma nedd her to win this time. Plus her last album was by far not a bad album.

      I enjoyed her last album.

  • Reply Geez March 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Tom Joyner over there in that corner GETTING HIS LIFE. Lmfaoooo! Good job Fantasia.

    • Reply annette March 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      He sholl was!!!

    • Reply grafittix March 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      ha, I loved that too! He was feeling it

  • Reply Huh March 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    She is a true talent and underrated. I will buy at least 3 albums for support.

    • Reply ras March 31, 2013 at 3:52 am

      yes we got to start supporting more real artist like fantasia so stop the boleg people thats why real singers cant get no where

  • Reply shade4days March 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    she really could sing me the phone book every day….and I would get my life every single time!

  • Reply urbnhaze March 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you for this post! Thoroughly enjoyed this content!

  • Reply Shanté March 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Dia direct was a great interviewer. That is def her lane, and she masters it well. Fantasia epitomizes what it is entertainers do. I thoroughly enjoyed that live performance. Also, shout out to Jia for the wide range of news/gossip she covers. Not many bloggers show love the way I see her do. I thoroughly respect that, and that is one of the main reasons I am such a fan of mj dot com. And God bless these commenters for being so real, and positive. As you can see I've been blessed by, and some what uplifted this entire post, feels great not reading and catching shade for once. Be blessed and stay positive my ppl.

  • Reply annette March 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Yes ma'am Ms. Tasia!!!!! U better let them know!!!

  • Reply snailsntails March 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    she looks and sounds good
    ditto what a previous poster said….i really want her to win

  • Reply @_CheAmor_ March 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I love to see her doing what she was born to do.

  • Reply Hrsparks March 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Whew I get chills when I hear her sing!

  • Reply Talia March 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    So proud of her. I knew she would rebuild her career. What God has his hands in. Man can’t bother with. She is one of his anointed. Keep up the good work honey.

  • Reply ras March 31, 2013 at 3:56 am

    her album well be out april 23 and everybody please go pre order her album now cause if she gets high pre sales the album will support her better

  • Reply grimyteddy March 31, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I love it when artists get down like this that was a mini concert!

  • Reply kia soto March 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    she sounds nice!!!!

  • Reply Lana'e April 1, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Yes! She shut it down!

  • Reply caramelrose April 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I’ve always loved Fantasia since that first Idol audition (the only contestant I voted for besides JHud) love her performances!! Sn: I thought Tom was gon start shoutin LOL

  • Reply Noirre April 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I loved the interview she gave [last vid clip].

  • Reply Gwendella April 2, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I love all of her CDs. That chile can sanggggggg!!!!

  • Reply Jazz April 2, 2013 at 7:39 am

    That woman’s voice is heavenly

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