ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: American Idol alum Melinda Doolittle and Postmodern Jukebox slay sultry cover of 'Toxic'
Postmodern Jukebox have sent Melinda Doolittle on a ride. The web’s favorite cover band enlisted the American Idol alum for a 1930s-inspired take on Britney Spears’ modern classic, “Toxic.” The cover comes from their latest album Squad Goals, out now.
buzzfeed: 58 “American Idol” Alums Reveal What The Show Meant To Them
“Idol not only changed my life, it changed our culture. It involved the viewer in the process, and because of that, I have people all over the world who have a personal connection to me and my music..." Melinda Doolittle
LOS ANGELES, CA: MELINDA DOOLITTLE among AMERICAN IDOL "faves" for the FINALE
Fox has put the finishing touches on its “American Idol” series finale plans, on Thursday announcing a three-night event that will feature performances and surprise appearances by successful alums and a 90-minute retrospective of the series that changed the face of television during its 15-season run.
CINCINNATI, OH: MELINDA DOOLITTLE JOINS ARETHA FRANKLIN, SMOKEY ROBINSON AND KRISTIN CHENOWITH FOR THE CINCINNATI POPS STAR-STUDDED 2016-2017 season
“The stars have aligned,” says Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell. “The types of artists we often get are not just in the symphonic world, but in the world of cinema, and television and popular music. And, man, to get all of those things to line up – it’s immense.”
VULTURE.COM: MELINDA DOOLITTLE RANKED 6TH OUT OF 168 AMERICAN IDOL FINALISTS
6. Melinda Doolittle (Season 6, placed 3rd) One of the best pure singers to appear on the Idol stage, Melinda Doolittle turned in powerhouse performances week after week — ranging from Faith Hill and Bon Jovi, to Donna Summer and Lieber and Stoller. The former backup singer operated in the tradition of Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, imbuing the truncated versions of her chosen songs with pathos and exquisite phrasing. She didn't win, but she set a standard for those who would follow her.
MELINDA DOOLITTLE: ONE OF THE 14 GREATEST AMERICAN IDOL AUDITIONS EVER!!!
Melinda Doolittle, Season 6, "For Once in My Life"
"Speaking of infectious charm, there's season-six third-place finisher Melinda Doolittle..."
5 QUESTIONS WITH MELINDA DOOLITTLE...
So many of your songs are about love, why do you like to sing about love?
I’m a romantic at heart. I can’t help it. LOL
BOSTON, MA: MELINDA DOOLITTLE PERFORMS WITH THE BOSTON POPS AT THE FOURTH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
“The unquestionable highlight of the concert’s first half, and arguably of the entire show, was a return performance by Doolittle, whose three-song spot culminated in a fiery “Proud Mary” sung as a duet with the gospel singer Michelle Brooks-Thompson, a finalist from 'The Voice' and a gospel recording artist. 'I grew up with a big ol’ smile and not much of a voice,' Doolittle had confessed to TV host Lisa Hughes during her opening number — a confession that made the big-voiced singer all the more impressive."
Boston, MA : Melinda Doolittle performing with the Boston Pops at The Fireworks Spectacular
"THE BOSTON POPS AND KEITH LOCKHART, CELEBRATING HIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY LEADING THE FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, TO BE JOINED BY MICHAEL CAVANAUGH, MELINDA DOOLITTLE, SONS OF SERENDIP, THE BOSTON CRUSADERS, MICHELLE BROOKS THOMPSON, AND THE USO SHOW TROUPE "
Nashville, TN : MELINDA BRINGS HER LOVE AND SUPPORT SINGING "I'M A WOMAN" AND "HOME" AT THE CONCERT FOR LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE