Melinda Doolittle

Sunday, March 7, 2010

20 Questions

I had so many great even though I said I would only answer 10, I chose 20. I should have another 20 ready for you tomorrow too!
You asked the questions, I answered the best I could. I would love to hear some of your answers to these too. So please leave me a comment.

*Which do you do first, wash your face or brush your teeth?
Wash my face! I’m normally eating up until the last minute. :-)

*Why don't you like lettuce?
Lettuce just gets in the way of all the stuff I like...strawberries, candied walnuts, mandarin oranges, chicken, dressing...

*What famous musical from the past would you star in, if you could?

*What is something about you that the backups don't know?
Wow! That’s a hard one. Ummm...I love Viva paper towels, they’re my favorite, but I only like the plain white ones. The ones with decorations make me think they’re dirty. Yes, I’m weird.

*What life would you like to have when you get to be an old lady?
The same one I have now...doing what I love...singing, traveling and being a part of things that make a difference.

*Have you ever sung opera before?
I studied classically for my first two years of college at the University of Tulsa and loved it!!!

*Do you have any advice to give to people who want to make it in the music industry?
My first piece of advice would be to have realistic expectations. Know the industry that you’re getting into. Study about the business of it all. Also keep perfecting your craft. Never stop wanting to get better. Last, but not least, always keep a good attitude. When doors do open for you, your attitude can either keep them open or make them slam in your face.

*Are you glad you were on American Idol?!
Of course!

*Who are you rooting for in American Idol Season 9?
I love, love, love Didi Benami!!!!! I also am head over heels for Alex Lambert! :-)

*If you could have recorded a song by any other artist and have it be yours, what song would it be? (could be past or present)
Hmmm...there are a few...
1. Gabriel and the Vagabond - Foy Vance
2. It’s Not Over - Jonny Lang
3. Chasing Pavements - Adele

*What's your favorite country so far? And what makes you like them?
Zambia. My trip there was so life changing. It really showed me that inner joy is a choice not at all based on your circumstances. I needed that wake up call.

*What has God been teaching you since your time on American Idol?
Patience....with my career, with other people...patience. It’s been a hard but extrememly rewarding lesson.

*If you could bring back any TV show from your childhood what would it be and why?
The Cosby Show!!!! Best. Show. Ever.

*Best lesson you learned and still use from your time as the Belmont mascot?
Losing can still be fun! :-)

*If you weren’t a singer what else would you do?
I really want to be in the Secret Service and I would like my name to be Jacquelyn Bauer!

*If you could only sing one song, what song would it be and why?
It's Not Over (Jonny Lang)- what an amazing song!

*Who was your teen idol crush when you were a kid?
Michael Jackson, Tevin Campbell and Jordan Knight. Hehehe...

*What would your favorite meal be?
Baked chicken (dark meat), my mommy’s cabbage, candied yams, dressing, and some of Steve Crawford’s brotha rolls. Ooh! and sweet potato pie.

*Ooh, what is your natural hair regimen?!
I use Kerastase oleo-rain relax line for shampoo and conditioner
I use the Bumble and Bumble Curl line right after I wash my hair
Then I braid it 2x a week using Type 4 cream.

*What jobs did you have before becoming doing BGVs full time?
I was a temp for Randstad so I had lots of jobs. I worked at model homes, I was a receptionist for a while, but my favorite temp job was doing data entry at a Data Management Research...loved it!

So...jury...what are your thoughts??? :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found out a lot about u. I would love to know if you have a bf and when was your first kiss?

March 7, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Spunky said...

First Jacqueline Bauer.. ROTLFOLOLOL.... You and jack would make a great pair..LOL

Solid white Viva paper towels-- I'm a Scott Brand myself...

Its Not Over---love that song and that CD... you could flat tear it up..... Also chasing payments...

Very good answers..... Thanks for letting us know even more about you....

Love you

March 7, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Please. sing. chasing. pavements. asap.

I miss you. Loved this blog :)

March 7, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL I really love read your blog, They put a smile on my face.

Thanks Melinda!

March 7, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

So can we ask follow up questions? I guess you will have to decide whether to answer or not.

What was your favorite opera piece to sing? I want to buy it and put it on my iPod so I can imagine you singing it. I had Diana Krall's Peel Me A Grape on my iPod for 5 months before I heard you sing it. I just knew you were going to slay that song It's fun to imagine how you will take a song and make it your own.

I want to hear more about this data entry job. I can imagine you working at model homes and I can imagine you being a receptionist but I really can't imagine you sitting for hours in front of a computer entering data. What made you enjoy that job more than the others? Did they let you show up in sweatpants?

Thank you for the blog!

P.S. I enjoyed your interview with Judy Carmichael. Especially liked hearing your comments about Sarah Vaughn.

March 7, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger suziemclean said...

Melinda, thanks for picking my question "Who are you rooting for in American Idol Season 9?". I'm @suzieuda on Twitter. I think Didi Benami has a lot of potential; she reminds me of Brooke White -- not vocally but personality-wise.

But like you, I'm so obsessed with Alex Lambert right now. I'm 32, so I feel really creepy saying that LOL. But I can't help it, the kid just melts my heart!

March 8, 2010 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

I think this is officially my favorite blog of yours :) I love the part about learning the importance of patience. I think that's something we all tend to forget about when it comes to following our dreams, and that reminder that everything worth having is worth waiting and fighting for is so important.

Loved all the answers!

March 8, 2010 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Viva? I've never tried that brand but the majority of backups are with you about using only white ones. Can't imagine why that is. :-)

And there is nothing like spending time in a third world country to get that wakeup call about inner joy. It gives real perspective to what is important in life.

Loved your sharing all that with us. Keep the blogs coming!

Love you!


March 8, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Nadia said...

Thank you for answering all our questions! :o)

March 8, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
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July 20, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Mu Doo said...

OMYGOD I think the same thing about Viva paper towels, I only like the plain white ones I always think the ones with decorations are dirty. Then am I weird like you? LOL

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