#8. Fantasia Barrino, “Proud Mary”
Idol’s third winner brought on a lot of fans from her first audition. Singing “Proud Mary,” Fantasia showed what she is capable of and what to expect from her in the competition, especially going up against the likes of Jennifer Hudson. Life after Idol hasn’t been as big as expected and she has faced some of her own personal struggles, but there’s no denying this chick can belt out a tune.