The View: Fantasia Lose To Win, American Idol & Side Effects Of You

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The View: Fantasia

Fantasia Barrino won season three of American Idol, and her life has continued to be a roller coaster ever since. For the latest on her ride and the single “Lose To Win,” Fantasia sat down with the ladies from The View for a chat.

The View: Fantasia Side Effects Of You

The View: Fantasia Lose To Win, American Idol & Side Effects Of You

From American Idol, Fantasia Barrino talked about her personal struggles behind the new song “Lose To Win” and her fourth album, Side Effects Of You. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

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Nine years after winning American Idol, Fantasia is still rolling with the punches. Her finances and her relationships have been tumultuous at times.

Now she is putting out a fourth studio album, Side Effects Of You, and the ladies wanted to know how she got back in control of her life.

She reached a point where she wanted to escape from the pressures and responsibilities of her life. “Being so young, winning American Idol at 19, nobody really preps you. It just all goes so fast,” she said.

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The View: Fantasia’s New Album

Fantasia refocused on the simple things and appreciated everything that she had in her life. She said she had to stop trying to take care of everyone around her and focus on pursuing her passions.

She said it was difficult dealing with all of her obligations after shooting to fame at a young age. Her new song “Lose To Win” tells the story of her journey, and now she is focused on finding peace.

The View: Fantasia American Idol

She said she has realized she is here for a reason, and she wants to fulfill what she sees as her God-given purpose. Fantasia said she tries to appreciate every day she is given and the people she loves in her life.

Who is your favorite American Idol winner of all time?

The View: Fantasia Lose To Win

Fantasia closed the show with a performance of “Lose To Win.” She definitely has a soulful vocal talent, and her voice reminds me of Macy Gray. Will you be checking out Fantasia’s new album?

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