Fantasia Barrino was a teenage dropout who had no money, no education and no chance at a real future. At 16, Fantasia found herself in an abusive relationship that left her pregnant and lost. But she refused to give up on her dreams. This is the true story of how this inspiring young single mom used her incredible voice to become an American Idol, as well as a Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist. Not only will Fantasia play herself in this New Original Movie with an all-star cast, but she'll sing too. Acclaimed Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning choreographer, director and actress Debbie Allen directs this inspiring tale.
Director Debbie Allen has a brief cameo as a woman in sunglasses auditioning for American Idol.