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VIDEO: Fantasia & IDOL's La'Porsha Knock It Outta the Park with 'Summertime' Duet

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, contestant La'Porsha Renae poured her emotions into her duet with Fantasia Barrino for a performance of the Ella Fitzgerald classic "Summertime." Fantasia's rendition of the song during her season on Idol is considered by many to be the most memorable performance in the history of the singing competition. Watch the number in full below!

Barrino most recently appeared on Broadway in AFTER MIDNIGHT. She made her Broadway debut in the role of Celie in the THE COLOR PURPLE, for which she won a 2007 Theatre World Award.

Barrino rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series AMERICAN IDOL in 2004. Following her victory, she released her debut single, "I Believe," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and garnered Barrino three Grammy nominations in 2006.

In 2006, she released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the single "When I See U" which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008. Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released worldwide on August 24, 2010 and features the single "Bittersweet," which peaked in the top ten on the R&B chart. The single won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. As of February 2012, Barrino has sold 2,842,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the United States.

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