Melinda Doolittle was eliminated from American Idol season 6 on May 16, 2007 (3rd place.)
Melinda was in the play "Nunsense."
She loves her tennis shoes and sweat pants and she hates to shop.
Melinda listens to Tchaikovsky.
Melinda's favorite color is purple.
Melinda was tone deaf up to 7th grade.
Her favorite places are restaurants.
Melinda prefers singing Soul and Gospel music.
List of Songs Sung On American Idol:
February 21, 2007 - Since You've Been Gone by Aretha Franklin
February 28, 2007 - My Funny Valentine by Mitzi Green
March 7, 2007 - I'm a Woman by Peggy Lee
March 13, 2007 - Home by Diana Ross
March 20, 2007 - As Long As He Needs Me by Shirley Bassey
March 27, 2007 - Heaven Knows by Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams
April 3, 2007 - I've Got Rhythm by Ethel Merman
April 10, 2007 - Sway by Pablo Beltran Ruiz
April 17, 2007 - Trouble Is a Woman by Julie Reeves
April 24, 2007 - There Will Come A Day by Faith Hill
May 1, 2007 - Have a Nice Day by Bon Jovi
May 8, 2007 - Love You Inside Out by Bee Gees
May 8, 2007 - How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? by Bee Gees
May 15, 2007 - I Believe in You and Me by Whitney Houston
May 15, 2007 - Nutbush City Limits by Ike & Tina Turner
May 15, 2007 - I'm a Woman by Peggy Lee
May 16, 2007 - I'm a Woman by Peggy Lee (Eliminated)
Her number for auditioning on American Idol is 57073.
If she wins American Idol, she will first thank her mom and Jesus.
In her life, she considers her fear as her hardest obstacle.
In her life she considers three people her heroes. Her mom, dad and vocal coach.
She considers her Bible a lucky charm.
American Idol has changed her life in the way that she is now singing lead and not back up.
Her favorite American Idol judge is Simon because he's honest.
Melinda's definition of a true American Idol is Someone who, when given the platform, represents who they truly are and can convey it in a way that makes the audience want to know more.
If she coudn't sing, she would like to dance and do gymnastics.
The proudest moment in Melinda's life was auditioning for American Idol
Melinda is embarassed of the fact that she crys often.
Before her performances, Melinda warms up on her vocals and prays.
Melinda considers her mother her own American Idol.
She thinks her friends would be surprised to know that she has the album Tchaikovsky.
Melinda's goals in life are to do everything 150% and to represent Christ well.
If she doesn't win American Idol, she will still keep on singing and she will be traveling aswell.
Besides singing, Melinda is also quite a comedian, she enjoys making her friends alugh.
Melinda took a Music Major and college and has been taking music lessons ever since then.
She started singing at 7th grade.
Her favorite female artists are Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight.
Her favorite male artists are Stevie Wonder, Jonny Lang and Donny Hathaway.
Melinda: Thank God for Mandisa! She's just a shoulder. It's so great to be able to talk to somebody that's been through it.
Melinda: I'm trying my very best to enjoy the moment for what it is. It happens so fast.