Fantasia for Real, Season 2 Premiere, Episode 1 saw the American Idol winner get ready to release her third album Back to Me on VH1 Sunday night. The multi-talented artist has had a lot of pressures on her, including being a meal ticket for her family, as was briefly touched upon. The Season 2 Premiere, Episode 1 airing of Fantasia for Real moved super fast over the half hour. Scenes change pretty fast via the myriad of characters around the performer constantly coming and going.
Fantasia for Real, Season 2 Premiere, Episode 1 Sees Preparations for Back to Me
The show begins in the Charlotte area in the diva’s mansion. Barrino is shooting pool and talking about how much of her family has their own homes. The singer shows fans how her home remodeling job is coming along, part of her taking charge of her life. She then gets ready to promote her third album Back to Me by doing a photo shoot, which could help her make comeback from a disappointing second album. She’s also told that she’ll be performing in London.
Aunt Bunny comes by for a visit to settle some family business face to face over rumors she heard on the internet on the Season 2 Premiere, Episode 1 of Fantasia for Real. After some pleasantries, Bunny notices a lot of poles in the mansion, which alarms Barrino’s aunt, but the singer tells Bunny it’s for exercise. Later, the singer is informed that low ticket sales are threatening the trip to London (only 300 to start).
The American Idol Winner is Confronted about Her Personal Life on the Season 2 Premiere, Episode 1 of Fantasia for Real
Later, Aunt Bunny leads the confrontation with the American Idol winner about her allegedly dating a married man, reported through various media outlets. Fantasia Barrino is uncomfortable about talking about it even though she acknowledges as “a friend.” Her two family members are against her dating a married man no matter the circumstances.
“Teeny”, Fantasia’s brother, gets a visit from Aunt Bunny to see how he’s keeping the house he’s got, and he admits to not having a job. The singer readies for her trip to London, and tells her family goodbye. Fearing that the London show won’t have a good crowd, the Season 2 Premiere, Episode 1 of Fantasia for Real sees the diva in a state of anxiousness. But her fears are unfounded, as the show draws well and she performs well, while even getting up close and personal with some fans in the front aisles over her song from Back to Me called Even Angels.
“Season 2 Premiere”, Fantasia for Real, September 19, 2010, VH1