Diana DeGarmo and Fantasia Barrino, the final two ‘American Idol’ contestants for the FOX show’s third season, were photographed on stage at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday (May 25). Check out pictures from WireImage.
Fantasia Barrino Voted ‘American Idol’
May 26, 2004 – Fantasia Barrino was named the winner of ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday night, beating out Diana DeGarmo. Barrino told the crowd at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles: “I been through some things but I worked hard to get to where I’m at.” DeGarmo said in defeat: “I’m so proud to have come here with Fantasia. She’s my girl and you guys will treat her well.”
No Underaged ‘Idol’ Hopefuls Next Season
May 22, 2004 – The National Enquirer reports that under a new rule beginning next season on ‘American Idol’, nobody under 18-years-old will be allowed to compete on the hit program. “It’s just too much trouble – and too expensive – to fly in parents and chaperones for underaged contestants.” This season’s underaged contestants included Diana DeGarmo (16), Jasmine Trias (17), John Stevens (16), and Leah LaBelle (17).