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Melinda Doolittle will be on tour this fall as part of Michael W. Smith's Christmas 2007 tour with the Katinas. You can also see Melinda Doolittle on the national PBS special, Christmas At Belmont. She's hosting the traditional Christmas Eve show from her alma mater, Belmont University School of Music. Lucky Nashville area fans can see the show early on our local NPT station December 20th!

What has American Idol star--and Brentwood resident--Melinda Doolittle been up to lately? We saw her familiar face on tv last night, and I hunted the YouTube video of Melinda Doolittle's Zaxby's commercials for your viewing pleasure. Watch her Zaxby's commercials right here! I also found out that Melinda Doolittle will be hosting the PBS special Christmas at Belmont in November, which you can watch nationally Christmas Eve. And for all you loyal fans, I have a link to the Tennessean article which says yes, Melinda Doolittle is still single.

I was surprised to see a closeup of Scott Hamilton and his wife Tracie during the Titans preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. When I investigated, I learned that Scott Hamilton and his family lives right here in Williamson County!

Melinda Doolittle gracefully stepped down from American Idol's Top 3 tier. Here are a few reasons why we'll miss her so much--and let you know how to contact Melinda Doolittle with fan mail.

Melinda Doolittle made a strong effort to crack the American Idol Final 2. The judges raved about Melinda's flawless performances of 'I Believe In You and Me,' 'Nutbox City Limits,' and her favorite 'I'm A Woman.'

Will Melinda Doolittle win American Idol? Her hometown fans are asking the question for tonight's Top Four episode. Melinda sang Bee Gees hits 'Love You Inside and Out' and 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?' to mixed reviews.

Top Christian artist Michael W. Smith once toured with American Idol finalist Jordin Sparks. Smith's blog explains more about his experience with the smiling young Sparks.

Melinda Doolittle goes rock during American Idol's Top 6 episode. She giggles with guest Jon Bon Jovi, then gives a Tina Turner-esque performance of 'Have A Nice Day.'

Melinda Doolittle shone with an inner light during American Idol Gives Back, a fundraising episode for America's neediest places. She made Faith Hill's 'There Will Be A Day' completely her own. Christian music is clearly Melinda Doolittle's element.