Credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric Photo: Fantasia Barrino Performs at the Soul Train Awards on November 8, 2012

Few American Idol alums have had controversy follow them during their post-show journey the way Fantasia Barrino has. Despite all the negative press and some surely dark times in the singer’s life, she’s never lost her ability to deliver an amazing vocal.


The Season 3 winner will return to her roots on this Thursday’s performance show. Fantasia, who will always be remembered for her legendary performance of “Summertime” on the Idol stage, will be singing her latest single, “Lose To Win”.


The performance coincides with the release of her latest album, Side Effects Of You, which is due out April 23. This all comes on the heels of the release of Fantasia’s single, “Without Me,” which is a collaboration with Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child fame and Miss Elliott.


Thursday’s show will be an American Idol alum extravaganza, as Clay Aiken is also on tap to perform, although the song he’ll be singing is unknown as of yet.


Which Idol alum are you most excited to see this week on American Idol?