Real Name: Antonella Maria Barba
Was Born: November 26, 1986. Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
Bio: Antonella Barba is an American
singer who placed fifteenth on the sixth season of American Idol. She was eliminated
before the top 12 were chosen. Antonella Barba was first seen on television
at the New York auditions of Idol in a January 2007 episode. She auditioned
with her friend Amanda Collucio, after Collucio sang her rendition of Patsy
Cline's "Crazy" Barba took center stage and belted out a smooth performance
of Deniece Williams' "Free." Paula dubbed Antonella "fantastic"
and Simon advised her "when someone is down on the floor kick them".
Nevertheless, the judges praised her performance and liked it better than her
friend's who had claimed she had vocal lessons, eventually both received golden
ticket passes to Hollywood. Barba made it into the top 24 but her friend was
cut before the top 40...