Winner: Fantasia Barrino
The season of the divas! The Top 4 finalists were all women, and Fantasia Barrino defeated Diana DeGarmo for the ultimate title. Many IDOL™ fans consider Fantasia's performance of “Summertime” to be the most memorable performance in IDOL™ history. However, it was Season 3's seventh place finalist, Jennifer Hudson, who made IDOL™ history when she won the 2006 Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls.