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'American Idol' Winner Fantasia: A Decade On (Video)

The season three diva talks to THR about all-female finales, how Nicki Minaj has impacted music and her own "Idol" journey.

American Idol season three winner Fantasia returned to stage that made her a household first name, performing her latest single “Lose to Win” on the April 18 elimination show.

The 28-year-old North Carolina native dedicated the song to families in need, especially those in Boston and Texas following the recent tragedies.

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Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter after her performance, which had the judges grooving in their chairs, Fantasia also remembered her own Idol family -- especially those at her side in the series’ first ever all-girl top 4.

Now, after five seasons of male winners, Idol will again have a female victor. Hear what Fantasia had to say about season 12, Nicki Minaj’s impact on music and Idol a decade on in the interview above.

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