Happy Sunday, Crunchers, does the name Antonella Barba ring a bell? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Allow us to refresh your memory:
Antonella was the leggy Italian beauty who nearly got booted from the American Idol semi-finals after images of her scantily-clad showing off her Stanley Steemer atop the National World War II Memorial made their way to the Interwebs in 2007.
Ultimately, it was Antonella’s sheep-in-heat vocals — not the snapshots nearly nude catbag — that got the hottie booted from Idol Season 6. Until recently, it wasn’t unusual to see Barba, a graduate of Washington’s Catholic University, working as a restaurant hostess at an upscale eatery in the Nation’s Capital. But for reasons unbeknownest to this lay woman, this native Jersey Shorer, 23, has found the will to sing once again.
May God have mercy on our souls.
Check out the official video for Antonella’s first single, “Jersey Girl.” (We’d suggest doing so with the audio on mute). It’s very Ke$ha meets The Situation and just screams “I Have An STD, And I Can’t Wait To Give It To You!” However, we hear producers of MTV’s Jersey Shore are searching for a theme song to the second season of the reality series. Maybe this will be a real winner?