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Melinda Doolittle Bio

Age:  30
Date of Birth:  October 6, 1977
Hometown:  Brentwood, TN
American Idol Audition City:
  Memphis, TN

Melinda Doolittle was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. She auditioned in Memphis.

Born in Brentwood, Tennessee, Melinda Doolittle was an early fan favorite to make her way to the finals of American Idol season six.   Despite being a professional back-up singer, she admitted she was still tense and nervous about competing on American Idol. She auditioned with the song, "For Once In My Life," popularized by Stevie Wonder, and praised by all three judges; yes, even Simon Cowell! The judges did express concern about her nerves and told her to believe in herself.  We know the rest of the story.  Melinda Doolittle was voted off far too early, but we're still supporting Melinda and we're still going to keep all Melinda fans posted on the latest and greatest info surrounding her.  Everyone asks when they're going to see a Melinda Doolittle CD, and we will keep everyone posted on this.  Melinda's bio is below.



Things you might like to know about Melinda Doolittle...

Favorite male pop artists?   Stevie Wonder, Jonny Lang, Donny Hathaway

Favorite female pop artists?  Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight

Favorite Color?   Purple

When did you first start to sing?  7th Grade

Melinda Doolittle of American Idol Season SixDo you have any formal singing training?  Yes Ė college (Music Major) and vocal lessons ever since

What other talents do you have?   UmÖ I love to make people laugh.

If you donít make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?  Keep traveling and singing

What are your personal goals in life?  To represent Christ well and do everything 150%

What album would your friends be surprised you own?  Tchaikovsky

What type of music is your favorite to perform?   Soul and Gospel music.

Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?  My mommy!Melinda Doolittle - In the zone again as she sings another amazing song

Melinda's lucky charm?   Her bible.

Do you have any rituals or things you do each time before you perform?  Pray and warm up

Most embarrassing moments?  Crying EVERY time I advance another round

What has been your proudest moment in life so far?  Actually auditioning for AI

If you couldnít sing, which talent would you most like to have?  Dancing or gymnastics

What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?  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

Who is your favorite judge and why?  Simon! Heís so real with ya Ė Even when I donít like it, I love it!

How has this changed your life?  Iím singing lead now. Who knew?!

Do you have any lucky charms?  My Bible.

Who are your heroes in life?  My mom, dad, my vocal coach (Janet Kenyon)

Whatís been your toughest obstacle in life?  Fear

Do you think the American Idol audition process was fair?  I think it has, although I have seen some great people go home.

If you win, who will you thank first?  Jesus and my mommy.