ATTENTION: Fantasia, winner of American Idol season three, will be hitting the stage at TONIGHT’s series finale!
After mentoring the contestants last month during the Top 24, the 31-year-old singer will indeed be returning to perform her brand new single “Ugly” on what is sure to be an amazing final show. Unlike her more urban-infused #NoPhucks anthem “No Time For It,” “Ugly” (written by Audra Mae and Nicolle Galyon, and produced by Ron Fair) sees Fantasia showing off her versatility on this powerful country-tinged ballad, complete with guitar, violins, harmonica, and the story of a woman who feels unfulfilled in life and seeks fulfillment in a bad relationship.
“Picket fence, two car garage and a man that she don’t love / But he makes six figures, and she thought he’d fix her / But that iron gate feels more and more like an old bird cage, than a way to keep out the danger.. So she takes to liquor,” she sings before singing lyrics of gratitude. “So give me a rusty old grain silo / Give me good food that sticks to my bones / Thank you for that good good man who loves me / With dirt on my hands and scrapes on my knees/ The feeling at night when i wash it all clean/ I’m telling ya girls, its a beautiful thing/ Trust me, it’s far from ugly.”
Though known for her unstoppable soulfulness, with “Ugly” Fantasia proves that she’s still capable of adapting to any genre, which is what first shot her into popularity on American Idol in the first place. A MAJOR WIN – GO TASIA! GO TASIA!
BUY Fantasia’s new single “Ugly” on iTunes / Apple Music now!