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Fantasia's brother gets 'American Idol' axe



Is it American Idol time already? Dozens of Season 7 contestants have been congregating daily at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles for Hollywood week. Among the hopefuls? Fantasia’s older brother, Ricco Barrino, who auditioned in Dallas with the gospel standard “A Change Is Gonna Come.” No doubt, talent runs through the Barrino blood (K-Ci and JoJo of Jodeci fame are cousins of Fantasia’s), but sadly for Ricco, his time in the spotlight was brief. The 27-year-old High Point, NC, native was cut after his first call-back.

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