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Melinda Marie Doolittle (born October 6th, 1977) was a contestant on Season 6 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Melinda auditioned in Memphis. He sang "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Melinda was shown in a montage of successful contestants in the first day of the Hollywood Week. Later, she managed to make the judges' final forty and was also told that she did enough to land a spot in the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Melinda sang "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" by Aretha Franklin. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Melinda sang "My Funny Valentine" by Chaka Khan. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Melinda sang "I'm a Woman" by Peggy Lee. She received enough votes to make the Top 12.

Top 12[]

Melinda sang "Home" by Diana Ross. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Melinda sang "As Long As He Needs Me" by Shirley Bassey. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Melinda sang "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Melinda sang "I Got Rhythm" by Ethel Merman. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Melinda sang "Sway" by Dean Martin. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7[]

Melinda sang "Trouble is a Woman" by Julie Reeves. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 6 [Week 1][]

Melinda sang "There Will Come a Day" by Faith Hill. Because that week was Idol Gives Back, the voting results were not announced and everyone advanced to another week.

Top 6 [Week 2][]

Melinda sang "Have a Nice Day" by Bon Jovi. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 4[]

Melinda sang "Love You Inside Out" and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" by The Bee Gees. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

Melinda sang "I Believe in You and Me" by Whitney Houston (as chosen by Randy Jackson), "Nutbush City Limits" by Ike & Tina Turner and "I'm a Woman" by Peggy Lee. She received the lowest number of votes for that week, eliminating her from the competition.

Season 6
Finalists
Jordin Sparks  · Blake Lewis · Melinda Doolittle  · LaKisha Jones  · Chris Richardson  · Phil Stacey  · Sanjaya Malakar  · Haley Scarnato  · Gina Glocksen  · Chris Sligh  · Stephanie Edwards  · Brandon Rogers
Semifinalists
Sundance Head  · Sabrina Sloan  · Antonella Barba  · Jared Cotter  · Leslie Hunt  · A.J. Tabaldo  · Alaina Alexander  · Nicholas Pedro  · Rudy Cardenas  · Nicole Tranquillo  · Amy Krebs  · Paul Kim
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