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Second Fiddle Emerges As ‘Idol’ Contender

The Tennessean reported Tuesday on Melinda Doolittle (’99), an early favorite on the current season of the No. 1 television show, “American Idol”. The Tennessean article states:

Doolittle, who lives in Brentwood, is one of the strongest contestants on this season’s Idol, and many believe she will make the Top 3 along with Lakisha Jones and Jordin Sparks, the Arizona teen who sang with Michael W. Smith on two Christmas tours. She has worked as a background singer in Nashville since graduating from Belmont University in 1999, performing with the likes of Anointed and Martha Munizzi.
After years of being in the background, she appears ready to take center stage.

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Doolittle will perform with the top 11 finalists tonight at 7 p.m. on FOX (Channel 6 locally). Voting will begin immediately following the show at 9 p.m. tonight. If you would like to vote for Melinda, visit http://alumni.belmont.edu or call (615) 460-6723 for her voting numbers.