Melinda Doolittle

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Details on the best day EVER!!!

So...after watching an amazing episode of "Lie To Me", I settled in to my Boston hotel to watch American Idol with my girl Kelley. Obviously, I was upset about the results, but we will get to that later...

First things first...PERFORMANCES!!!
I'll go backwards. Chris Daughtry was great. I have mad respect for that guy. He is such a great artist. What a writer, what a voice, what an great attitude. So, can you tell I like him???
Now, on to Gwen Stefani. I have two words for you...push-ups! (Or is that just one word? I feel like Kara) While it may not have been my favorite No Doubt performance, the girl did work out in the middle of the song and then continue to sing. That's talent right there.
On to my girl, Paula Abdul. I'm so happy for her. She owned that performance. She was all over that stage dancing like she was Allison's age (Allison. One single tear just dropped). It had to be the most nerve racking thing in the world to perform on that stage after you've judged everyone else, so I am officially impressed and so glad to say I know her. Plus, she looked gorgeous!

Now to the results...I am soooo happy for Kris! I think he's wonderful and I'm happy to see him in the top 3. I just was sad for my girl. She is such a phenomenal talent. People keep asking me why I don't say anything about her pronunciation and all that. Well, first of all, I think it works for her tone perfectly. And secondly, I have such a hard time singing my words and trying to cover up my lisp that I will never fault anyone for the way they sing a word. Needless to say, I love that girl and I was so disappointed last night. I took a short time to mourn and then it happened...

I woke up early this morning to do the FOX morning show in Boston. For the record, I'm not a morning person and I REALLY cannot hide my lisp before 10am, but I digress...
I went to talk about my record ("Coming Back To You" in stores and online now!) and about receiving an Exceptional Woman Award tomorrow, but little did I know the visit would change my life! (Yes, I'm aware that I'm dramatic)
The station was asking me whether I wanted to sing my 2nd song before or after a satellite interview they were about to do. Then, when they heard me lament over Allison's departure, they told me that the interview was with her and they would love for me to join them. DUDE! I screamed and then promptly dropped my mic and went straight over to talk to her. Now, I was SO excited to be seeing her and telling her how much I loved her, that I don't remember much...but I do know that I was able to tell her how awesome it is afterwards and how many great things I knew would come her way. Oh! and how much fun she would have on the tour.

***Trust me, as soon as we get a copy of the segment, it will be posted on my website!!!***

So now, I am out of mourning and just excited for the many opportunities that will come her way. She is destined for greatness and I will be buying the record, going to the concerts, in the fan club and on the street team! :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was disappointed too. Allison will do great out there. I did watch your interview and listen to your song. You did amazing Melinda. Only the satellite interview didn't listen i don't know where to get it. Thanks Melinda for the review! I love you. Keep doing the wonderful work you alway do. God Bless

May 7, 2009 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

I'm sure Paula was extremely nervous but it was a great performance! I too was quite upset about Allison leaving. But I'm sure someone will pick her up and she's just at the beginning of a long and wonderful career. That's very cool that you got to meet her, I'm sure she had some great things to say about you too - did she vote for you when you were on Idol?

Great post and glad you're feeling better after getting to meet her!

May 7, 2009 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Keepin' Up with the Joneses said...

how cool Melinda. I was sad to see Allison go. I cried in her farewell, although I am pregnant and hormonal, it was still sad.

May 7, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

At this point of the show, I don't feel too sad for anyone leaving because who stays becomes a matter of luck. Without question Allison is the most talented 17-year old ever to grace that stage. She's so poised and natural as a performer, you forget how young she is. No worries about where she ends up career-wise. I just hope she remains grounded and doesn't get derailed by the celebrity thing.

LOL! Good to know you can be a fangirl too!

May 7, 2009 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Desiree said...

ROTFL! You go into mourning for Allison and next thing you know, you get to talk to her. That's pretty awesome. Can't wait to see the clip!

May 7, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Adam has no challengers anymore. She was going to be the only one to make him earn it. Season 8 is over. Oh, please tweet us when you get the interview posted with Ali Girl!

May 7, 2009 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Spunky said...

That was sooooooo cool... Cant wait to see in interview.... Now you know a 1/100th of the mourning we felt when you were eliminated.... except... some of us are STILL in mourning.. LOL

Have an awesome time in Boston....
Love you bunches,

May 7, 2009 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Poncho said...

I'm sad for the girl too. She's so awesome.

Why don't you record a song with her in your next album (I know it might be too soon, but...)

Anyway... Love you... Hope to see that interview!

May 7, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger FruitySpirit9 said...

Hey Melinda,

I'm so glad you got to speak with Allison. Before long, I'm sure you'll get to meet with her - and perhaps sing with her as well!

Yeah. I'd like that. :-)

Nashville, TN

May 7, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger dfinmark said...

Why hasn't Melinda been a guest on the AI show? She is still my favorite of all time.,

May 7, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Profbaugh said...


Girlfriend, you ROCK!! What a godstop for you. There is no way that was an arbitrary coincidence. I was screaming (okay maybe not out loud) as I read your post. I think you and Allison should do a duet!!

Love ya, really,

May 8, 2009 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger aquayers said...

that must have been an exciting day for you to be able to interview Allison.I'm still bummed that she got eliminated,I really wished that the Top 3 would be Kris,Adam and Allison but oh well... what can I do.

May 8, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

I still cant believe Allison went home, I's so sad. I'm gonna miss her in the IA :(... All I hope is that she does no desapear like many of AI contestants, I have so much love for that girl.

May 9, 2009 at 4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been watching since season 6 and you were definitely my fave. For 3 seasons, none of my favorites have won and that left me crying. I cried for you, I cried for Michael Johns and I cried for Allison. It's so sad. The more talented people get less votes.

May 11, 2009 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I just saw the interview with Allison. You guys should do a duet (now there's an idea!). It would be made of awesome:)

May 11, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
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