Cowell Shocked By Barrino's 'Terrible' Brother
SIMON COWELL was delighted when former AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA BARRINO's brother auditioned on the U.S. TV show - until he heard his "terrible" singing voice. Ricco Barrino's audition on the current seventh series of American Idol was so bad, Cowell and his fellow judges Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul were convinced he couldn't be related to Fantasia. Cowell says, "He was terrible. I remember thinking, 'Oh, great! Fantasia's brother.' And it was all fantastic until he started singing and then we disputed the fact that he really was Fantasia's brother."