Fantasia Performs ‘Lose to Win’ on ‘American Idol’

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Nine years after winning “American Idol,” Fantasia returned to where it all began. Looking elegant in a white gown, the 28-year-old songstress put on a powerful performance of “Lose to Win,” the first single off her upcoming fourth album Side Effects of You, due April 23. She received a standing ovation and praise from the judges.

“Fantasia just had the best performance of this season. wow. Chills,” tweeted Nicki Minaj, while Mariah Carey added, “Go Fantasia, L O V E you, beautiful voice..beautiful person.”

Watch Fantasia’s triumphant return to the “Idol” stage below and check out our exclusive interview with her.

What did you think of Tasia’s performance? Let us know!



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83 Comments

  1. SANG

    She just assassinated my edges and my life with those vocals! Sang Tasia!!!

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    realmusicfan Reply:

    @SANG, lmfao.hahhaahahahahah “assassinated my edges” i am to done,hahahahahahahahahah and yes she tore that up

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    ya Reply:

    @realmusicfan, haha

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  2. TerrellTiggle

    One of the most heart felt performances.

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  3. Steve

    I was watching this on TV & everything on my bed was thrown on the floor. Fantasia killed it. I’ll definitely be getting that album come next week.

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  4. nickiSlaysme_

    Tasia slayeddd

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  5. bossenough

    YES! YES! YES! I was iffy about the arrangement at first chord. But she WON me over with this POWERHOUSE performance!!@@

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  6. joe_somo

    she came to sing.

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  7. Julu

    I could watch her for hours..so genuine. She gives me chills I love her!

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    latarsha Mitchell Reply:

    @Julu, every time she sing she gives me chills as well.tasia will always have my heart,she’s a genuine lady.I have had the opportunity to see her 5times.Each time I’ve seen her she brought it like it was her very first time,she will always be my American idol.

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  8. toya

    AMAZING! Not too many artist can sing with such soul and emotion! Standing ovation!!!!!! TRUE TALENT!

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    latarsha Mitchell Reply:

    @toya, I must agree with you.only a true soul singer can give a great performance such as fantasia have.she sing from her heart,that alone show me she`s a genuine person who`s full of love.

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  9. latarsha Mitchell

    I THINK MY GIRL “fantasia” did a wonderful wonderful job tonight·…she always give her best when she perform.all I can say is,keep so.going me happy Ugandan!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Lulu

    Great performance! She sang well and looked great! I’m ad she kept her shoes on this time. It’s funny how her music has sort of a heart felt gospel thing going on. I love it though!

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    Joseph Garlington Reply:

    @Lulu, you right i actually felt that while she was singing i picture her performing gospel in the future

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  11. latarsha Mitchell

    I feel my girl did a fantastic job tonight.all I can say right now,keep singing my soul happy fantasia !!!!

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  12. Only1Kiana

    OMG! I am still in tears from that performance 2hrs later. She murdered that stage! Can’t wait until tuesday to get that album!!!!!

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  13. D Rowland

    She did that! One of her best performances yet. She looks and sounds amazing, I’m proud to be a fan!

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    JoeA Reply:

    @D Rowland, A young queen of soul has emerged! What a thrill. Nothing has moved me so much since Jennifer Holiday’s “I am telling you, I am not going”. FantasticAsia.

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  15. REGINA DAVIS

    SHE GAVE ME CHILL, U DID THAT GIRL, GREAT PERFORMS

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  16. George

    She killed it. The lip trimbling was a bit much for me tho. Def can’t wait for that album to come out on my bday tho.

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    SupaCi Reply:

    @George, That’s pure emotions. We know Fantasia can’t sit still, so having to be reserved in front of A.I. that emotion had to come out some way

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    ohio614 Reply:

    @George, you have to know what the true meaning of her lip trembling was bro…it was the Holy Spirit! That is the way she sings…she got her start in the church and just because she sings secular music the spirit still lives in her and when she performs many times it comes out. The same thing happened several times when she performed “I’m Here.” Just check out her performance on Good Morning America and see what I mean and how she praises God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UiGBRuoVCE

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  17. ras

    that was phenomenal

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    Ladd Reply:

    @ras, but that bottom lip tho >>>>>

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  18. robert

    by far the best performance I have seen in years. fantastic performance. Got to get that album.

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  19. Cecelia

    God bless you Fantasia. That performance was truly moving and it shakes your very core. I felt the emotion through the screen. Loved, loved, loved it!!!!

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  20. Kyle

    This was a great performance. Sometimes I can’t help but chuckle a bit watching her on stage because it looks like she’s almost about to have a seizure but really she is just really into the song. Very engaging! I can’t wait to get the new album. From the snippets alone, I think it might be better than “Back To Me” and I didn’t think that could be possible.

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  21. Ursula

    What an amazing performance!. Her energy and emotions came through the screen and touched my core! Loved it!!!

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  23. Merrlyn

    Fantasia tore that song up. I wish I had been there to experience it all. I felt that thang. I have replayed that over and over again; I’ll dry my eyes and keep playing it some more. Keep on kill’n it Fantasia!! I Love It!

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  24. Marc

    Wow she blew all of the contestants out of the water

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  25. VooVoo

    Wowwww!!!! Fantasia’s Performance was Awesome!!!
    I love this song and her voice OMGoshhhh
    Chills over n over again. Outrageous !!!

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  26. BEYHIVE2013

    Good God Almighty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantasia will wear you out! She absolutely demolished that song, yes ma’am!

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  27. Tahir

    Those vocals and that skin>>>>>>>>>>

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  28. Porsha

    Fantasia I felt this performance!!! Love you girl. #RHOA

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  29. Ms. Howard

    Wow!Wow! Wow!!! What a magnificent performance from
    Fantasia!!! This woman is such a great emotional singer
    and she pulls you right in to that emotional roller coaster
    she’s on. This girl reminds me so much of the great MS. ARETHA FRANKLIN. And let’s not forget the musicians.
    Fantasia needs to put the guy on guitar and the drummer
    in her pocket and take them every where she goes, for they
    were jamming. Background vocalists were jamming, everybody was in it. Fantasia was awesome,and so “in the
    zone”. That album is all MINE. You go girl! I need that album so bad!!! Congrats to Fantasia!! Still watching the replay, can’t get enough!

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  30. Jamie Jones

    Authentic, from the heart, pure and INSPIRING, great job, and thank you for blessing everyone with your beautiful heart and voice!THANK YOU, toGod be the glory :0)

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  31. nikki

    thats my girl amazing best best american idol ever u go girl chills im still in tears

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  32. Maria

    Absolutely outstanding, heartfelt, powerful performance. What a song! Message so meaningful for so many. Fantasia looked beautiful.

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  33. AO

    The Real Diva of American Idol is back!!! Love you Fantasia! Still the best AI Winner..

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  34. Angel

    had to comment not a fan of her music but that was a great performance!!!!!!

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  35. NΛVI

    she can’t sing. SHE SANGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG the hell out of that song, Vocals brought the house down. Great performance.

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  36. Deb

    Fantasia took me on a journey when she sang her new song, “Lose to Win”. I played it over 3 times before I could tear myself away. She grabbed my insides, my heart and didn’t let go! Thank you for such an absolutely unbelievable performance!

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    Ramon Thompson Reply:

    @Deb, You took those same words out of my mouth…..

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  37. BEDSTUYFLY

    BEAUTIFUL VOICE! AND GIRL THAT HAIR LOOKS GREAT!

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  38. azebracuntnaj

    thats it.. im really gonna buy her album! literally poured her heart out on that song.

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  39. Sir Mike

    You people celebrate her talent but will not purchase her album

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  40. Kate

    Omg !

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  41. Mel

    YESSSSSS TASIAAAAA. This woman brought the spirit all up and down that stage. Woooo!

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  42. Journey

    Man I felt like I was in church. Every note, riff and run came straight from her heart. Made me go to iTunes and pre order her album. This performance showed the haters why she won AI.

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  43. channelPink

    I’ve been playing the song since it’s /january release. I heard the snippets of the album and fell in love and this performance was icing on the cake. She looked beautiful and sounded AMAZING! I’m not a fan but I do listen to everyone’s album (loved Back To Me) so I will buy Side Effects of You

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  44. Da Silva the Queen

    Love that gaaaarl, thats my girl right therr :0

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  45. Aida

    Its not even normal what she did there, the little nuances and the outbelts of emotion omg she absolutely killed that and she looked gorgeous. her album seems to be a winner because every song thus far is great!

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  46. gerichristie

    She is back soul woman.love her so much her voice rocks ,my world.no one could keep her down for long.

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  47. Sharlyn

    AMEN! amen!

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  48. Devon

    The only other person that can throw down equally well on uptempos and ballads is Tina Turner. Bravo Tasia. Already preordered the album.

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  49. EthiDOPEan

    Am I the only big baby who cried? You can tell that this song comes from a PERSONAL PLACE for Fantasia. The song can cover sooooo many aspects of life….it really made me put some things in perspective. Omg Fantasia is on the road to be a legend! Flawless look & even more flawless performance. MUCH RESPECT!!!

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  50. RocNation

    Damn she can sing….. Got damn!!!

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  51. Tori

    She took America to church last night! She had so much emotion to the point where I wanted to cry with her at the end. I had chills. She looks so happy and at peace in her life. I believe this album is going be her breakthrough album. I will copping it on tuesday!

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  52. Marilyn

    WOOOW…

    PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOW TO LET GO AND LET GOD!!!! YOU DID THAT AND YOU LOOK GOOD DOING IT!!!! “TO THY OWN SELF, BE TRUE!” LOVE YOU MY SISTER AND MUCH SUCCESS!!!!

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  53. Christa

    Fantasia is the BOMB!!!! She looks and sound amazing! She ripped that performance! It was Great! Side affects of you will be purchased, no doubt! Loved it!

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  54. Anita

    When a woman been scorched…..she knows what it is like to lose and win again….very heart felt song….

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  55. Sandra

    Fantasia is Fantastic wonderful performance and beautiful song!!! Great Job!!!

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  56. leilei

    Fantasia sang for every woman who has felt exactly that..thank you..thats my song.

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  57. Josh

    Aretha is the queen of soul and Tasia is the princess of soul. She looks beautiful and sang beautifully.

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  58. MusicLover

    Oh my my my!!! This girl right here! Nobody delivers a heartfelt,passionate performance like a Patti Labelle and Fantasia. Those two are cut from the same clothe. Most every secular artist can sang their hearts out and never touch an audience like those two. She has gift that goes beyond any vocal talents. She has the innate ability to make audience feel what she singing and for me, as a listener, it is the most exhilerating feeling ever.

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  59. aerial

    ooooooh my gosh, every woman stuck in a position like that should be able to remove themselves from it after hearing Fantasis tonight, you can win…

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  60. Christine

    Omg, she just gets better with each performance, I saw her several times in concert in New Orleans @ Jazz Fest, Essence Fest, UNO Lakefront Arena, Casino in Mississippi, and in Memphis. I’m definitely Team TASIA for years.. Girl you killed that performance, Lord I can’t wait until Tuesday for Side Affects of You, TASHIA I’m waiting for another concert in New Orleans, wish you were performing at Essence this year, you and Anthony brought the roof down last year. Congrats from your number ONE FAN!!!!!

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  61. Christine

    OMG GIRL U DID THAT, EVERY TIME SHE GETS BETTER AND BETTER, I HAVE BEEN TEAM TASIA FOR YEARS, I HAVE SEEN HER A IN NEW ORLEANS @ JAZZ FEST, UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA, ESSENCE FEST, THE CASINO IN MISSISSIPPI, AND IN MEMPHIS TO NAME A FEW CONGRATS FROM YOUR # ONE FAN, WHEN YOU WALK IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS.

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  62. Victoria

    I have been a huge fan since AI ten years ago. Fantasia’s performance on AI yesterday was moving and honest, as always. I was touched and very proud to be a fan of hers. I think we remember her performances because she is so honest and giving on stage. She is, in fact, a wonderful giving person in all things. Her connection with the audience comes from her ability to use her voice, expressions and movements to share an experience so meaningful to her. Fantasia has always had an exceptional ability to make me feel what she expresses. There are many very good voices out there, but I have always viewed Fantasia as the best vocalist of her time. I always feel a bit sad when she is finished because I want to hear more. She is phenomenal and looked so elegant and especially beautiful last night. Loved her!

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  63. Jackie

    Oh my god girl u sang tht song and so true

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  64. Ciara

    Fantasia Bar-Your-Married-Men-Up.

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  65. Mary Taylor-Nash

    Fantasia is a great singer very different than some of the stars of today. She sings from the soul deep down into the soul, you have to experienced what she have to truly understand where she is coming from. I am a true fan until the end no matter what she goes through she is a great singer.

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  66. wilsonlinda77

    This performance is what I was waiting to see for from fantasia since she perform “I believe” of season three on AI. Can not say nothing but WOW!

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  67. JJ

    THIS PERFORMANCE IS WAS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES ON AMERICAN IDOL IN A LONG TIME FANTASIA HER VOICE IS GIFT FROM GOD YOU GO GIRL WOW WOW WOW THIS WAS A EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE

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  68. Jay

    She ALWAYS sangs! I got chills. She is phenomenal! SANG CHILE!!!

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  69. Lisa Hartage

    Fantasia has always been an idol of mine. She really performed beautifully on the American Idol and I loved it.

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  70. Shelly

    I listen to the replay of her stage performance over and over and over again. She is a real and honest performer. He song moved me in a way i was never before. Good job. Just keep singing. I like how she came back stronger that every before. Keep it up.

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  72. Debra C

    I am not a Fantasia fan. However, a few days ago I heard my daughter listening to “Lose to Win”, I said wooooo, who is that? She replied Fantasia. I always give credit where it’s due, and I give Fantasia much credit for this one. My goodness, Fantasia blew this song out of the water. Her recent Idol performance was stellar, kinda made my scalp tingle!!!!!!!!!!

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  73. shaletha

    It was GREAT!

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