The winner of the third season of American idol in 2004, Fantasia Barrino impressed all the judges of the show including Simon Cowell. In 2010, in an interview with Fox All Access, he called Barrino as his favorite person. Also he added, ‘She is talented. She comes back year after year the same person she was when I first met her’.
Barrino had a great career in the music industry. She acquired multiple Grammy nominations and finally win one in 2011. But her journey has a lot of ups snd downs as she goes through financial woes, substance abuse. But during her bad days one person is standing on her side – Simon Cowell.
Simon Cowell Secretly Helping Fantasia Barrino
In 2009, Barrino almost lost his estate in North Carolina as she owed around $58,000. But at the last minute she managed to not slip it down from her hand. Rumors has that Simon helps her by paying the mortgage for the property.
But she completely denied it. In an interview with CNN, she said, ‘I am still in my house….and no, Simon Cowell did not me pay any of my bills…though… the story was cute.’ Though in the very next year she purchased a $1.3 billion worth six-bedroom house.
Simon Cowell Praising Fantasia Barrino
Simon Cowell is best known for his salty and harsh comments as a judge on the shows. But he could not stop himself admiring Barrino. Before the debut album of Barrino, Simon commented, ‘She has the potential to be a big recording artist’ in the future. Also adding she’s arguably the best constant on idol around the world.
Fantasia Barrino Prasining Simon Cowell
well, Simon judge American Idol from 2002 to 2012 along with other popular shows like X-Factor and America’s Got Talent. And after his quit, he confirmed he will not return to the show. But in an interview in 2013, she said ‘Simon was a big part of American Idol…and (about legacy) he was ‘American Idol’ for all of us.
Also in 2019, she stated about the shows reboot that, ‘The only way that I feel it can come back ..if they bring back the original group’ to the show. So, the admiration policy is mutual between both Simon Cowel and Fantasia Barrino.