Music mogul Clive Davis is convinced American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino will become the show's most successful star.

The man behind Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston's careers insists he'd have signed Barrino if he saw her singing in a bar and he predicts great things for the North Carolina native.

Davis, who runs Barrino's J RECORDS label, says, "Fantasia comes with more people by far believing that she is not just an entertainer but that we may have found a young Mary J Blige."

Missy Elliott is among those currently penning songs for the Idol winner.

21/06/2004 21:02