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Melinda Doolittle ( Full name: Melinda Marie Doolittle ) is an American well-known artist and singer. She participated in the American Idol show and finished as the third-place finalist on the sixth season of the show. Before Melinda’s appearance on American Idol, she worked as a professional backup singer for other artists such as Anointed, Michael McDonald, Carman, Kirk Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Aaron Neville, Jonny Lang, Alabama, and BeBe and CeCe Winans.
After Melinda told her mom that she wanted to join a young group talent show, Marguerite searched for the right words that we’re honest and could not crush her daughter’s dreams. The first thing that she told Melinda was that she had to pray – HARD and that was exactly what Melinda did. For a month, Melinda prayed harder than she had ever prayed before and she practiced and practiced.
The night of the talent show, she got to the youth group, her youth pastor had heard Melinda sing before and he knew the potential for disaster. However, he still believed in her. When Melinda walked onto the stage, she heard the music start, she closed her eyes and opened her mouth and a different voice came out. Miraculously, Melinda sang with a perfect pitch that night and brought down the house.
Later, she realized that her life could be much bigger. From there, not only could Melinda sing but she could also hear harmonies. Her professional career began in 1999 although she has been singing since the seventh grade at Belmont University. Melinda was a music major. Since college, Melinda’s vocal instruction has been provided by Janet Kenyon.
Melinda Doolittle Age
She was born on October 6, 1977, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. Melinda is 44 years old.
Melinda Doolittle Height
She is a woman of average stature. Melinda stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in ( Approx 1.65 m).
Melinda Doolittle Family
She Originated from Brentwood, Tennessee, United States. Melinda was born to her father Steve and her mother Marguerite Duke Doolittle on October 6, 1977, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. However, she considers Brentwood, Tennessee as her home. Melinda held her homecoming thereafter she made the Top 3 on American Idol season 6. She holds American nationality by birth but belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Melinda Doolittle Education
She is a Union High School graduate in the Tulsa, Oklahoma class of 1995. From there, Melinda went to further her studies at Belmont University where she was a music major.
Melinda Doolittle American Idol
She first auditioned for American Idol in Memphis, Tennessee. Melinda went down to Memphis with some of her friends who were auditioning and decided to audition for fun. She sang “For Once in My Life” popularized by one of her favorite artists called Stevie Wonder. Melinda’s audition received positive feedback from all three judges. However, the judges expressed concern about the nerves she had exhibited and told her to believe in herself.
Melinda managed to secure herself a spot in the Top 24, who all performed on national tv. During her first broadcast performance, she was highly praised due to her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s song “Sweet Sweet Baby (Since You’ve Been Gone)”.The week after, Malinda pulled off another winning performance with the “My Funny Valentine” song. As per the judges, it was “without question the best vocal of the night.”
The performance ranked number three in AOL Top 20 Idol Performances. A judge called Simon said that the performance was incredible while Paula said it was just astounding since Melinda phrased the song so beautifully, so differently, that Paula applauded her. For her last semi-final performance, Melinda performed the song titled “I’m a Woman.” Simon Cowell called her “a little tiger,” and added that he thought they had a pussycat.
Melinda Doolittle Songs
-Trouble Is a Woman
-As Long as He Needs Me
-I’m a Woman
-How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
-There Will Come a Day
-Have a nice day
-It’s Your Love
-I Got Rhythm
-I Will Be
-We Will Find A Way
-Lift every Voice And Sing
-I Believe In You And Me
-Declaration of Love
Melinda Doolittle Albums | Coming Back To You
-Coming Back to You. The album was released on February 3, 2009, by HiFi Recordings. so far, the album has 53,000 sales.
-You are the Reason. This album was released on June 12, 2007, by 19 Entertainment, so far, it has 38,00 sales.
-Lift Every Voice: The Historic Songs Of James Weldon Johnson. The album was released in 2013, its genre is R&B/Sou
Melinda Doolittle I’m A Woman
The song talks about all a woman does. from washing clothes, Ironing, go for shopping, rubbing and scrubbing the house, feeding the baby, greasing the car. Melinda praised the woman for sleeping at six and waking up at five to start all over again the next day.
Melinda Doolittle My Funny Valentine
In the song, Melinda talks about her comic valentine and says each day is valentines day.
Melinda Doolittle Have A Nice Day
In her song, Have A Nice Day, Melinda seemed to be so annoyed by an individual who wants to tell her what to do. Melinda tells whoever the song is dedicated to not to tell her how to live her life.
Melinda Doolittle Sway
Swag is a love song and Melinda tells her lover to dance with her and make her swag like a lazy ocean hug. Melinda wants to be held close and swag like a flower bending in the Breeze. She also begs her lover to bend with her, swag with ease, and stay with her.
Melinda Doolittle There Will Come A Day
It is more like a gospel that talks about judgment day. In the song, Melinda says that the world is too cold, and it’s not easy to understand that. She feels like everything is gone. She now wrestles with fear and doubts. However, will all the pain, she believes there is a better place where every tear will be wiped away by ” Our Father”. There will be no darkness, the weak shall be strong. the only thing you need is to hold on to your faith.
Melinda Doolittle I Got Rhythm
The song talks about how days can be different, some are sunny with never a sigh, and birds in the trees sing their day full of song. Melinda wonders why shouldn’t sing along. Sometimes you need what money cant buy such as listening to a good song.
Melinda Doolittle Elimination
On March 8, 2007, Melinda made it into the show’s Top 12 after receiving very consistent praise from the judges for her performances. She was however never in the bottom two or three before her elimination. On May 16, 2007, Melinda was eliminated from the show and finished in third place. Later, judge Simon Cowell stated that he believed she should have won.
Melinda Doolittle Home
In her song titled Home, Melinda says that she thinks of a place where love overflows and wished that she is back there. She however hopes that there is a chance for her to go back to her home now that she has some directions. Melinda says that it will surely feel nice to be back home one day, when that day comes, she will enjoy love and affection once more.
Melinda Doolittle Net Worth
She is a very successful American artist and singer with an impressive estimated net worth of $2,583,671
What Happened To Melinda Doolittle
On May 16, 2007, Melinda was eliminated from the show and finished in third place. Later, judge Simon Cowell stated that he believed she should have won.
What Is Melinda Doolittle Doing Now
Currently, Melinda serves as the special guest on Michael W. Smith’s current Christmas tour.
Who Is Melinda Doolittle
Melinda is an American well-known artist and singer. She participated in the American Idol show and finished as the third-place finalist on the sixth season of the show. Before Melinda’s appearance on American Idol, she worked as a professional backup singer for other artists such as Anointed, Michael McDonald, Carman, Kirk Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Aaron Neville, Jonny Lang, Alabama, and BeBe and CeCe Winans.