Mandisa's favorite performer is Kirk Franklin.
Mandisa wanted to win American Idol to "represent it for the big girls."
Mandisa currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mandisa has been asked to start her own clothing line.
Mandisa has been asked to be a spokes-model on health problems such as being overweight.
Mandisa believes that you can be beautiful at any size, but that there is still a health issue involved when you are overweight.
Mandisa's favorite singers are Alicia Keys, Beyonce, India.Arie, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend.
Mandisa was the first American Idol contestant to perform without wearing shoes.
Mandisa sucked her thumb until she was twenty-four years old.
Mandisa: (When asked who her favorite judge was.) Hmmm...that's hard! My answer has changed recently but I have to go with Paula. She is a light among what can be a very dark situation.
Mandisa attended El Camino High School.
Mandisa believes that her toughest obstacle in life is the fact that she is overweight. However, she believes that she will one day overcome her weight.
Mandisa said in an interview that her hero would be Jesus.
Mandisa prays and vocalizes before every performance she makes.
Mandisa recieved her bachelor's degree in music at Fisk University.
One of Mandisa's goals in life is to get to meet Oprah.
Mandisa was voted off of American Idol on April 5, 2006.
Mandisa often wears a "Jesus Loves Pedro" T-shirt.
Mandisa wants to become a bible teacher.
When Mandisa recieved the lowest number of votes on American Idol, Elliot Yamin and Paris Bennett were also in the bottom three.
All the songs that was performed by Mandisa, on American Idol:
Falling (audition day)
Never (February 21)
Cry (February 28)
I'm Every Woman (March 7)
Don't You Worry About a Thing (March 14)
I Don't Hurt Anymore (March 21)
Wanna Praise You (March 28)
Any Man of Mine (April 4)
Mandisa (Her definition of an American Idol): Someone that can be looked up to on stage and off.