Former ‘American Idol’ contestant arrested in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A former “American Idol” and “Fear Factor” contestant was arrested in Norfolk for distributing heroin. 

Norfolk police say that Antonella Barba, 31, was arrested on October 11 in the 500 block of Duke Street. Court records show she was charged with distributing more than 100 grams of heroin. 

Barba was eliminated right before the top 12 were chosen on Season 6 of ‘American Idol’ in 2007, and also appeared on “Fear Factor” in 2012. 

She is currently being held at Norfolk City Jail without bond. 

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