An undeniable brunette beauty, young Antonella Barba, 20, auditioned with her best friend (who later got cut) and charmed the "American Idol" judges with her vocals. However, during the first week of season 6 semifinals, Simon Cowell strongly criticized Barba's rendition of Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing," saying "The good news is, you're attractive. The bad news is, it didn't work." From Point Pleasant, NJ, Barba attends Catholic University in Washington, DC, pursuing an architecture degree. She began singing in sixth grade and once toured with the Monmouth Conservatory of Music in England.