I think in order to really appreciate Fantasia you really have to be an R&B fan and be acquainted with the greats like Aretha, Anita Baker, and Gladys (sp?). Not only can the girl blow, she works the audience and is very comfortable on the stage. Fantasia has a rich voice and can make a hit out of singing mary had a little lamb. I will admit that she hit one or two screechy notes last night...but that's too be expected from these kids coming out of nowhere. Established singers mess up all the time when singing live, and yes, folks like Whitney and Mariah...and Britney are included.