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.