Former American Idol contestant Antonella Barba was sentenced on Thursday to 45 months in prison for drug trafficking.
The 32-year-old made it to the top 16 on the sixth season of American Idol as a teenager, way back in 2007, but after she was eliminated from the show her life spiraled out of control. Now, she’ll face nearly four years in federal prison as part of the plea deal she copped in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Virginia.
Barba first ran afoul of the law in this case when she was arrested at a home in Virginia back in October 2018. She was caught red-handed
In addition, the heartbroken mother continues, arguing her daughter’s abrupt move to Los Angeles after her time on Idol was “a recipe for disaster,” and eventually derailed her dreams by setting her up with the wrong crowd.
“The world intruded and interrupted her dream of a career in architecture,” the ex-singer’s family member claimed, “and that’s where it all went wrong.”
What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Do U buy the American Idol defense?
[Image via Norfolk Sheriff’s Office/YouTube]
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