An estimated 31.4 million people watched gospel-tinged soul diva Fantasia "Bo-Bo" Barrino edge out perpetually perky Diana DeGarmo on American Idol's grand finale Wednesday night. That's down slighly from last year's Clay-Ruben matchup. The 19-year-old single mom from High Point, N.C., collapsed in DeGarmo's arms the moment Ryan Seacrest called out her name. "I always said I've been through some things, but I've worked hard to get where I'm at," she sobbed to the "star-studded" audience that included Fonzie, Nicole Richie and Paula Abdul's breasts. Fantasia follows in the footsteps of previous Idol title-holders Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aik..., er, I mean Ruben Studdard. Her first single, the Tamyra Gray-penned track "I Believe," will hit stores next week and, if all goes according to plan, will become the new leading cause of suicide in the United States by year's end. For more Idol dish, read Daniel R. Coleridge's post-victory interview with Bobo and Damian Holbrook's Watercooler commentary.
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