Melinda Doolittle Rocks America Idol

Melinda Doolittle continues to be the reason why I watch American Idol.  If she doesn’t win, I will be sorely disappointed.

Melinda DoolittleMelinda personifies a true performer.  She not only has great vocals, but she understands and interprets the song.  You feel the meaning when you hear her sing.

I’ll admit that tonight her rendition of “Sway” wasn’t her strongest performance (I still liked it), but hey everyone has an off day.  And as she said, she had to give Simon an opportunity to criticize.

Tonight‘s theme — Latin music — seemed to be a tough nut to crack for the contestants.  Much to the judges dislike, many chose fun songs over ones that would highlight their vocal capabilities.

Actually out of tonight’s performances, Blake Lewis’ “I Need to Know” would get my vote.  He put together the whole package tonight.  He took the song, made it his own and performed it well.

Jordin Spark and LaKisha Jones both put in solid performances with “The Rhythm’s Going to Get You” and “Conga,” respectively.

The other three had a decent showing, if nothing to shout about.

And once again, Sanjaya Malakar proves that while he doesn’t have the vocals to be a real contender, he knows how to play to the crowd.

We’ll find out what the rest of America thinks tomorrow when the result show expands to an hour.

(photo courtesy of American Idol)

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22 Responses to Melinda Doolittle Rocks America Idol

  1. rcrawford79 says:

    I would agree Blake Lewis stole the show last night. Lord, I hope that gil/boy Sanjaya does not win.

  2. vacelts says:

    Although he’s not my favorite, I would have to stay that Blake is the strongest of the male contenders.

  3. Tony says:

    Melinda just rocks. Her voice is so rich and individual. I guess she still needs to be able to do move moves onstage – after all, backing singers don’t do much of that. She’s also a woman who says God means everything to her, and that’s cool too.

  4. vacelts says:

    Tony, I have to agree with you. And once again, Melinda put in a super performance last night with “Trouble is a Woman”

  5. […] ever-so-humble Melinda Doolittle continues to dominate the contest.  Tonight she wowed us with a dynamic performance of a fairly […]

  6. […] of course my favorite, Melinda Doolittle put in another spectacular showing with Faith Hill’s “There Will Come a Day” and […]

  7. Melinda is going to win she is very talented young women jordan sparks aint got a damn thing on her because when melinda sings its not ofr popularity but shes doing it because she loves to touch people by her songs look at aritha melinda dolittle in the house!!!!

  8. blake lewis did not still the show that night what are yall hearing its all about melinda baby .

  9. vacelts says:

    Katie, Melinda blows me away every week. She always seems to embrace each song and make you feel what it’s about. I agree she should win hands down.

    But occasionally I think that one of the other contestants have a good night. I think Blake is the strongest contender of all the guys, but don’t really think he’s on Melinda’s level. And I think Jordan has a lot of potential for 17-year-old.

  10. […] Melinda Doolittle led off the show with “Love You Inside and Out” and rounded out her night with “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.”   The former background singer continues to amaze me.  She has beautiful vocals that she uses to tell a story through song.  My favorite to win, Doolittle had a strong night and remains a contender. […]

  11. […] indication of exactly how versatile and how consistent Melinda Doolittle is, I have yet to decide which of her three performances I liked best.  Personally, I can listen […]

  12. […] disappointed when results of the semifinals were announced on American Idol Wednesday.  Melinda Doolittle, the most consistent and versatile contestant this season, has been sent […]

  13. Melinda Doolittle made this years American Idol the show you just couldn’t miss. I was shocked and so disappointed to see her go. What a terrible loss to American Idol. I believe she would have brought us such a deversified song choice for both young and old. The one consolation is that Melinda Doolittle does live on and I truly believe she is going to be around for a very long time; showering us with her splendid voice and her beautiful humble personality. Never once did she ever make a nasty comment back to the judges. I just wish she was the one to be standing at the end. But seeing her perform, she will be standing for a long time. What a beautiful person. It was enjoyable watching American Idol knowing Melinda was there. Good Luck girl.

  14. Louise7 says:

    Melinda Doolittle have releases my Funny Valentine on i Tunes, soon will released her first album June of 2008. Right now she doing the Dreyer’s Ice Cream tour. She Going on a cruise with Michael. W. Smith in July 2008. If you are a fans and want to support her http://www.melindafan.net. They have blogradiotalk once a month or two.

  15. vacelts says:

    Louise, thanks for the update on Melinda.

  16. louise7 says:

    Melinda album will be for fall i did put june but she did postponed for fall come join us to the new website http://www.mdstreetteam.com She also work on Holiday CD. Join us to the forum and post all fresh new you have about Melinda

  17. louise7 says:

    Melinda Doolittle the talented vocalist with a heart of gold. The album’s first single, “It’s Your Love,” was released to radio stations nationwide in September. keep you update with Melinda career .melindasbackups dot com

  18. Louise7 says:

    Good news for you Melinda Doolittle fans! She’s set to release her debut album titled, Coming Back to You on Hi-Fi Recordings in January 09. Produced by Grammy-nominated producer Mike Mangini (Joss Stone, Run DMC, The Jonas Brothers), Coming Back to You was recorded with a team of live musicians in Nashville and New York City.

    The first single, “It’s Your Love” will be released to radio in October.

    “Keep yourself updated with Melinda’s career at melindasbackups.

    melindasbackups.com is a web site owned by Melinda Doolittle. Melinda’s Backups™ is a non-profit supportive association inspired by Melinda and authorized by her to operate this web site on behalf of her fans.

  19. Weezzy7 says:

    Thank you for letting us post about our favorite singer. Without this site, it would be really difficult to share the latest news about them.

    FREE SONG FROM AMERICAN IDOL’S MELINDA DOOLITTLE! GO TO http://www.melindadoolittle.com and get it NOW – FREE! New album released on February 3, 2009! Don’t miss it!

  20. Weezzy7 says:

    Thank you for letting us post about our favorite singer. Without this site, it would be really difficult to share the latest news about them.

    FREE SONG FROM AMERICAN IDOL’S MELINDA DOOLITTLE! GO TO melindadoolittle.com and get it NOW – FREE! New album released on February 3, 2009! Don’t miss it!

  21. Weezzy7 says:

    Thank you for letting us post about our favorite singer. Without this site, it would be really difficult to share the latest news about them.

    FREE SONG FROM AMERICAN IDOL’S MELINDA DOOLITTLE! GO TO melindadoolittle official website and get it NOW – FREE! New album released on February 3, 2009! Don’t miss it!

  22. Weezzy7 says:

    Thank you for letting us post about our favorite singer. Without this site, it would be really difficult to share the latest news about them.

    Free song from amercan Idol’s Melinda Doolittle Go and see what she have to give ! melindadoolittle official website and get it NOW – FREE! New album released on February 3, 2009! Don’t miss it!

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