Video: Fantasia Performs ‘Collard Greens and Cornbread’ on ‘Idol’

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“American Idol” winner Fantasia returned to her alma mater to serve up her doo-wop-inspired single “Collard Greens and Cornbread” on Thursday’s show. “Is it all right if we take it back old school, ‘Idol’?” asked the soulful songstress, shimmering in a floor-length red gown. See what Tasia’s got cookin’ below.

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42 Comments

  1. Yeah

    SLAYED!

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  2. rlf

    questionable sing choice no? I would have went with “falling in love tonight”

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  3. stacks.

    i don’t think falling in love tonight is single material. it’s a bit slow for what’s going on in music, granted this is a slower song itself.. it’s a different vibe, it’s catchy.

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    musak Reply:

    @stacks., agreed. Fslling in love tonight is one of the weaker songs off the album

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    Joseph McCoy Reply:

    @musak, agreed. it was a failed attempt for pop radio.

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    fantasiafan Reply:

    @Joseph McCoy, @musak, falling in love tonight is one of the BETTER songs on the album, even though the entire album is very strong. It won several grammys for a reason right?

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    KJW22 Reply:

    @fantasiafan, it won ONE Grammy. While I wish it won more, I’m a HUGE Fantasia fan. She’s only a recipient of one Grammy. No matter what song Fantasia chooses, it will strictly be for R&B fan in my opinion. Collard Greens & Corn Bread gives us real good throwback R&B.

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  4. Lana B Eezy

    I love her!!

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  5. shirley d williams

    I freaking loved it! Great job Tasia!

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  6. Reva

    I love that song
    I think it is a good single choice, the radio is going to play it just to see if she is really singing about Collar Greens and Cornbread
    The old school beat is great

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  7. istersay

    Loved her performance, her new single is old school but sounds great.

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  8. beyonce fan

    her hair is a fail

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    Blaze Reply:

    @beyonce fan, I agree I was like wtf is that but she slayed as always

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  9. beyonce fan

    i’m steal a stan of hers tho

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  10. beyonce fan

    i’m still a stan tho

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  11. Da Muder Ma'

    Does any one knows who got sent home ( Amercian idol ) ? please reply to Me if you Knoe !?

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    Tip48118 Reply:

    @Da Muder Ma’, Thia and Namia went home

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  12. Lisa

    Girl is amazing! Love this single choice. I don’t care for “Falling In Love Tonight” either. It’s good, but my least favorite from the album.

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  13. musiclover

    I love her! She puts everything in it when she sings and she connects with the audience. Slayed!!

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  14. realfan

    love fantasia, she’s the best.If you haven’t seen her in concert singing this song please go to youtube and look it up. All her songs were on point.
    This is so catchy only someone from the south can do this and only Tasia can do it up like this. I thought she looked great full figure only a sista can do!

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  15. ango

    Naima & thia where eliminated

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  16. esteban

    looks like somebody’s been eatin a lil too much collard greens and cornbread!
    lol
    jk
    luv u tasia

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  17. uknowumad

    she slayed, i still wish she would have sung “The Thrill Is Gone”

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  18. M!

    Amazing!

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  19. mmmhhhmmmm

    this was such an ADORABLE song love u tasia!!

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  20. ChocLot

    @ esteban. Fanny’s gaining weight for her new role as Mahalia Jackson. I was like WTF too until I looked it up.

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  21. Kaidabestie

    she did fuckin good I love her album it was so good

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  22. Jarvis

    Is this the only gig she can get nowadays? cuz she is forever performing songs on idol

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    Chris C. Reply:

    @Jarvis, i believe she was/is on tour

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    RAH RAH Reply:

    @Jarvis, she’s been shooting a movie, playing the role of Mahalia Jackson!

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    KJW22 Reply:

    @Jarvis, well when she’s snubbed from the a Grammy Awards Aretha Tribute, Idol is home to give us the goods..

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  23. Chris C.

    i love what she said at the end …i wouldve had to think for about 5 mins to come up with anything that wouldnt even come close to that

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  24. Sleazy

    thia and naima? for real? scotty and stefan still their? uk x-factor was better uk can actualy see talent america votes on skin col

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Sleazy, I dont think America votes on skin color. I think Thia and Naima should have went home. Thia was not original at all and Naima just couldnt sing and was cheesey sometimes. Scotty has a unique deep voice and Stefano is good too. I think America votes on the judges opinions if anything. Thia and Naima were the only two people who got bad remarks from the judges Wednesday.

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  25. Morgan

    I think the song is catchy due to the face it was about collard greens and corn bread..odd food choices. Hair is definately a fail.

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    Morgan Reply:

    fact*

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  26. mistified

    WTF, I like soul food but come on how commercial do you think this crap is going to be …. pay a songwriter to write some songs for this great talent. Simon must be scratching his head about this after all of the industry connections she has… she chooses to write her own crappy song…

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  27. fantasiafan

    I don’t understand why people don’t like falling in love tonight?!?!? i think it’s very commercial. Back to Me was amazing, the best R&B album of the year, but Collard Greens is not commercial. Pop music and top 40 will definitely not accept it, and get it. I don’t even think Urban radio will, but they’re accepting garbage nowadays anyway. either way, she KILLED this performance, like always. god bless you fantasia.

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  28. KJW22

    Ok, let me stop replying to people’s IGNORANT comments. Do your research before you say stupid stuff. I completely agree w/ @fantasiafan. Collard Greens & Cornbread is not at all commercial, while I feel like Falling in Love Tonight is. But, what I will say is, I believe Fantasia & her people have given up on trying to be on the pop top 40. Fans of real soulful R&B LOVE Collard Greens, that’s that good throwback like R. Kelly’s “When A Woman Loves.” ‘Tasia is the poster child for R&B & if that’s not commercial enough for the world, please feel free to go buy F.A.M.E.

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  29. realfan

    I was thinking about this song and the part when she sings “I never put up with bs from anyone but I
    take it from you along with the other lyrics I thought about the women on comedy shows back in the day that put up with their husbands junk like Edith putting up with Archie but he’s her sweet potatoe pie and I think he knew she wasn’t going anywhere because she’s so in love with him and he her because he knows he’s better than her momma’s favorite dish she likes. Then theres Louise with George come on Louise put up with a lot of bs with him but he’s her sweet potatoe pie and he knows it that’s why she put up with him and let’s face it I can hear him tell her you ain’t going nowhere because I’m better than your momm’s collard greens and corn bread.
    Then theres Alice with Ralph in the honeymooners he’s always talking about to the moon alice pretending he wanted to hit her but never would she put up with him as well because like the others she loves him and he her and if her momma did cook collard greens and cornbread which was one of her favorite foods or his he’d say he’s better than that.
    I know my husband told me his love was better than my momma’s fried chichen turnip greens and sweet potatoes! I laughed and said you’re up there with it then said yeah and you’re my sweetpotatoe pie like I’m his banana puddin no joke!

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