Saturday, March 10, 2007

Antonella Barba gets her chance to sing!

According to an Associated Press article, via Yahoo news, says that Antonella Barba will be invited to sing. The Mayor of Point Pleasant, NJ, where the aspiring singer is from, wants her to sing at Memorial Day Parade!
Also according to Antonella, you will not see her with Playboy,girls gone wild nor anything that requires her to take off her clothes.
But it is hard to belive, if you have seen THE PHOTOS;
WeSeePeople: Antonella Barba's current possible value for revealing or "Idol gone wild"

"But Mayor Martin Konkus said Point Pleasant plans to honor its newly famous resident. A mayoral proclamation is in the works, and Konkus plans to ask Barba to sing "God Bless America" at the Memorial Day parade. Barba said she'd be honored to do so.

"We are going to welcome her home with open arms," Konkus said. "She's not a bad person. She's a good person that probably wishes she had used a little more discretion. But what you saw was nothing you won't see on a Victoria's Secret television ad.

"She comes home a little bit older and a lot wiser," Konkus added."
Miss Barba further added "These were photos of my personal life that got exploited without my consent," she said during a conference call Friday with reporters from across the country. "I've learned to be careful who you trust."

Barba was the subject of rampant Internet gossip regarding the photos. Publicists for the top-rated Fox show cut off reporters' questions about the pictures during the conference call.

She did say, though, that the situation was distracting as she tried to prepare herself to sing during the past two weeks.

"It was difficult," she said. "It wasn't how I intended things to go. I tried to block it out as much as possible. I'm here to sing. All that other stuff was completely irrelevant."

She said she heeded advice from her vocal coach to view the nervousness in her stomach as adrenaline that could power her performance. And, right before she went onto the stage, she said a little prayer.

Despite her turbulent time in the national spotlight, Barba has few regrets.

"I'm very thankful for the opportunity I've been given," she said. "All this embarrassment that has come with it, I still think it was worth it."

AP article on Antonella

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