Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle experiences her first brush with criticism on American Idol’s Top 8 episode. The Latin-themed night was hosted by Jennifer Lopez, who had previously sung Doolittle’s choice of music, Sway. When J-Lo advised her to show more sex appeal, Doolittle confessed she had little.
American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle sang Diana Ross on the Top 12 Contestants episode. Melinda, an old-school Motown girl, broke down in tears after singing ‘Home’ from The Wiz. Paula Abdul and perhaps even Simon Cowell also cried. Includes judges’ comments about Melinda Doolittle’s performance and a link to the original lyrics of ‘Home’ from The Wiz.
American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle looks almost too perfect to win America’s heart. Vocal coach Janet Kenyon of Kenyon Artist Development and image stylist Kelley Norris of IMPowered Consulting are her ‘two Gayles,’ a reference to Oprah Winfrey’s Gayle King. They prepared her wardrobe and a book which details her outfit for each day on American Idol.
Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle gave a rave performance on American Idol’s Top 20. Simon, Paula, and Randy had nothing but praise for Melinda Doolittle’s rendition of My Funny Valentine. She dedicated the performance to her stylist and vocal coach. Melinda Doolittle makes the cut to American Idol Top 8 girls.