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Title: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 01:35:53 pm
All review of yesterday ! all articles talk about Melinda performance My funny Valentine. Like Bernie say no one can't touch that song. It belong to Melinda! My Funny Valentine is untouchable after Melinda sing it!

Melinda Doolittle did a BRILLIANT version of this song Joe's Place Blog - http://www.joesplaceblog.com/

You sang Melinda Doolittle's signature Idol song! Twenty-Eight Something - http://twentyeightsomething.blogspot.com

“My Funny Valentine”- Oh man, I remember when Melinda Doolittle did this one and I LOVED it. He has BIG shoes to fill. A Day With Jake - http://adaywithjake.blogspot.com/

I thought back to when Melinda Doolittle sang this song. The praises she received after her performances was something I'll never forget (because I think it was the first ... DeeJay's Ebenezer Stone - http://deejay471970.blogspot.com/

And I remember Melinda Doolittle's version well - she's amazing Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch - http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/

...all i can think of, though, is Melinda Doolittle's incredible Season 6 performance of this song. the Good, the Bad, and the Pitchy - http://nicole-jeffersai.blogspot.com/

No way will any Idol be able to sing "My Funny Valentine" as good as Melinda Doolittle.Oh No They Didn't! - http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/


Didn't Melinda Doolittle do this song a few seasons ago? It is reserved and I like it very much. Great job! - From Inmates to Playdates - http://www.frominmatestoplaydates.com/

My Funny Valentine, which should have been retired after Melinda Doolittle killed it. Kathleen Taylor's Dakota Dreams - http://kathleen-dakotadreams.blogspot.com/


The husband just said that Matt's version didn't come anywhere close to Melinda Doolittle's version of this song a couple of years ago, BooMama - http://boomama.net/

My Funny Valentine” At this point in the show we got to the “good, but past Idols have done it better” portion. With this song, Melinda Doolittle's rendition was a hell of a lot better
 http://whatbenwatches.wordpress.com/


No one in the history of IDOL will ever perform this song better than Melinda Doolittle did a few seasons back.http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/


the song "My Funny Valentine" belongs to Season 6 finalist Melinda Doolittle, in my mind detnews.com | American Idol Blog - http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/idolblog/index.php

Oh my! Melinda Doolittle owns this song on Idol (I miss her on the Idol stage!). http://acanofcoke.wordpress.com/

I can go on and on! about it!!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 01:57:56 pm
My Funny Valentine: Totally just remembered that Melinda Doolittle sang the pants off this song   - http://footballisforgirls.wordpress.com/

He was fine, but Melinda Doolittle's version of this song from two seasons back is untouchable. http://foryourspeculation.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 02:10:10 pm
Oh, Melinda!  We're so proud of you !!!!  :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug :bighug

No one will ever mention or sing this famous song without thinking of you!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 02:31:15 pm
I was thoroughly ticked off with Matt for daring to sing that song on AI.  He was off key half the time, those runs were so weak I thought he needed oxygen and there was no flow to it.  Worse that than, I don't think he has any idea what that song is about.  Is that his idea of telling a story?  To tell you the truth, I'm still pi$$ed about it.  Hopefully, some of his voters remembered Melinda's performance and were as offended as I was. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: mcaro05 on April 29, 2009, 02:39:59 pm
one of those is mine  :rockon
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 02:52:29 pm
I was thoroughly ticked off with Matt for daring to sing that song on AI.  He was off key half the time, those runs were so weak I thought he needed oxygen and there was no flow to it.  Worse that than, I don't think he has any idea what that song is about.  Is that his idea of telling a story?  To tell you the truth, I'm still pi$$ed about it.  Hopefully, some of his voters remembered Melinda's performance and were as offended as I was. 

ITA!  ITA!  ITA  :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :rockon :rockon :rockon  :bighug  Indy!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Desiree on April 29, 2009, 02:56:02 pm
Thanks for the summary Louise.   :bighug
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Vickster on April 29, 2009, 03:02:01 pm
And I am P*$$#@ that the Judges didn't mention Melinda's version last night!  That's unforgivable.  :enraged
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 03:11:07 pm
And I am P*$$#@ that the Judges didn't mention Melinda's version last night!  That's unforgivable.  :enraged

I'm sayin... I was expecting at least one of them to mention that Melinda had killed that song.  They do it all the time with other former contestants, why not last night?   

I dunno, I guess I just have absolutely no objectivity when it comes to Melinda.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiernan on April 29, 2009, 03:16:39 pm
And I am P*$$#@ that the Judges didn't mention Melinda's version last night!  That's unforgivable.  :enraged

ITA, Vick.  What is wrong with them?  All the bloggers that Louise listed are talking about Mel's performance TWO SEASONS LATER!  C'mon.  And Simon!  I usually agree with him but he was totally drinking "Paula juice" last night.  Indy, Matt stunk up the room with that rendition.  Melinda wrung every ounce of meaning out of that song and made every person who heard it melt.  You should hear her sing it on this AI stars tour she's been on.  The woman is flawless. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 03:23:23 pm
And I am P*$$#@ that the Judges didn't mention Melinda's version last night!  That's unforgivable.  :enraged

ITA, Vick.  What is wrong with them?  All the bloggers that Louise listed are talking about Mel's performance TWO SEASONS LATER!  C'mon.  And Simon!  I usually agree with him but he was totally drinking "Paula juice" last night.  Indy, Matt stunk up the room with that rendition.  Melinda wrung every ounce of meaning out of that song and made every person who heard it melt.  You should hear her sing it on this AI stars tour she's been on.  The woman is flawless. 

I agree SOOOOOO much with you and Vicki on this.... I was mortified when they didn't mention Melinda.  This is a beautiful post, Cathy.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 03:35:18 pm
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Indy, Matt stunk up the room with that rendition.  Melinda wrung every ounce of meaning out of that song and made every person who heard it melt.  You should hear her sing it on this AI stars tour she's been on.  The woman is flawless

OMG, I'm dying to see Melinda sing MFV in person.  I don't understand why she's not touring in this area. 

I don't think Matt's version of that song stands up to anybody's let alone Melinda's.  It was just weird!!  And this is somebody who studied jazz in college?  Who was the instructor, Wierd Al Yankovic? 

My workmate called me from the office this a.m. to say that people are huddled around raising cane about what Matt did and Simon's reaction to it.  I'll bet that's going on all over the place.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 03:47:47 pm
Slezak (EW) has it all right, including appropriate comparison and veneration of Melinda's MFV, the warmest adulation for Allison and anger at Simon for being a "little garden snake"....

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20007164_20171835_20275445,00.html
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Vickster on April 29, 2009, 03:48:30 pm
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And this is somebody who studied jazz in college?  Who was the instructor, Wierd Al Yankovic? 


 :rofl :rofl :rofl

Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Vickster on April 29, 2009, 03:51:59 pm
Slezak (EW) has it all right, including appropriate comparison and veneration of Melinda's MFV, the warmest adulation for Allison and anger at Simon for being a "little garden snake"....

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20007164_20171835_20275445,00.html


I love Sleazy -- sometimes.  He does manage to cough up certain words of wisdom.  He also said this:  Adam looked like Liberace's pool boy.

Oh, my!
 :rofl :rofl
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 03:52:31 pm
Matt Giraud (My Funny Valentine). I love this song, but oh Matt. I know it's an unfair (and unofficial) rule that you shouldn't try to perform a song that's still memorable from seasons past. Melinda Doolittle killed this song two seasons ago, and any attempt at a remake is sure to be compared  
http://idolingalong.blogspot.com/2009/04/5-singers-5-songs-wet-episode.html

Matt Giraud "My Funny Valentine" The beginning was awful and the whole thing was nowhere near as good as Melinda Doolittle's superb rendition on season 6.
http://rantsofadiva.blogspot.com/2009/04/american-idol-recap-top-5-edition.html
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: OldSchool80s on April 29, 2009, 04:03:35 pm
It is great to hear that so many are referencing Melinda's killer performance of this song.  I was hoping hoping hoping that Simon would tell Matt that his rendition was "hideous, sorry" and that no one should do it since Melinda Doolittle did it to perfection in Season 6 . .or "if you really want to hear how that song was sung, listen to Melinda Doolittle", but then it was like the twilight zone and Simon said he was "brilliant".   :unbelievable :unbelievable :unbelievable :unbelievable :unbelievable
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Shari on April 29, 2009, 04:04:45 pm
And I am P*$$#@ that the Judges didn't mention Melinda's version last night!  That's unforgivable.  :enraged

ITA, Vick.  What is wrong with them?  All the bloggers that Louise listed are talking about Mel's performance TWO SEASONS LATER!  C'mon.  And Simon!  I usually agree with him but he was totally drinking "Paula juice" last night.  Indy, Matt stunk up the room with that rendition.  Melinda wrung every ounce of meaning out of that song and made every person who heard it melt.  You should hear her sing it on this AI stars tour she's been on.  The woman is flawless. 

I agree SOOOOOO much with you and Vicki on this.... I was mortified when they didn't mention Melinda.  This is a beautiful post, Cathy.

I'm with you all.  I was absolutely expecting a mention, especially since they do it so often with others.  Sometimes I just really, really, REALLY do not understand them  :dunno
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Jessica on April 29, 2009, 04:08:50 pm
Adam looked like Liberace's pool boy.

Oh, my!
 :rofl :rofl

I don't even know who that Adam is because I'm not watching AI this year, but that comment made me laugh so hard.  :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

The number of views on Melinda's MFV video on our You Tube Channel has increased considerably since tuesday.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Desiree on April 29, 2009, 04:10:46 pm

The number of views on Melinda's MFV video on our You Tube Channel has increased considerably since tuesday.

 :huzzah :huzzah :huzzah
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 04:11:30 pm
Adam looked like Liberace's pool boy.

Oh, my!
 :rofl :rofl

I don't even know who thaa Adam is because I'm not watching AI this year, but that comment made me laugh so hard.  :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

The number of views on Melinda's MFV video on our You Tube Channel has increased considerably since tuesday.
Yup but they are focus in Melinda Song that some say this: I highly recommend you listen to Melinda Doolittle's version of "My Funny Valentine," on her recently released album :rofl Probably He want to say her single released http://housefrau.typepad.com/housefrau/2009/04/american-idol-april-28-2009.html Alot of Media post the video of Melinda: http://gagavideos.com/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/816/    http://www.freefonefunnies.net/?p=112  http://www.v.3rbfree.com/video/8Dpb3vNsTd8/Melinda-Doolittle-My-Funny-Valentine.html
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 04:29:29 pm
Adam looked like Liberace's pool boy.

Oh, my!
 :rofl :rofl

I don't even know who thaa Adam is because I'm not watching AI this year, but that comment made me laugh so hard.  :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

The number of views on Melinda's MFV video on our You Tube Channel has increased considerably since tuesday.
Yup but they are focus in Melinda Song that some say this: I highly recommend you listen to Melinda Doolittle's version of "My Funny Valentine," on her recently released album :rofl Probably He want to say her single released http://housefrau.typepad.com/housefrau/2009/04/american-idol-april-28-2009.html Alot of Media post the video of Melinda: http://gagavideos.com/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/816/

Cool, there's the silver lining I was looking for.  Turns out Matt has brought the spotlight back to Melinda - where it should be anytime MFVis even thought about.  Now all I need is to see his no-singing behind cast out of the competition tonight.  Then I'll be completely satisfied. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 04:32:24 pm
Cool, there's the silver lining I was looking for.  Turns out Matt has brought the spotlight back to Melinda - where it should be anytime MFV is even thought about.  Now all I need is to see his no-singing behind cast out of the competition tonight.  Then I'll be completely satisfied. 

Yes; the other silver lining is that it has helped Allison, for which I already thanked Melinda here!

As I'm listening to Coming Back to You (Wonder Why)...
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: ghopper on April 29, 2009, 04:58:19 pm
Thanks, Louise, for summarizing all the commentaries.  I just about fell over when I heard Matt was going to sing MFV.  I knew he would not do it justice and fall in comparision with Melinda's version.  He should have stuck with Mac the Knife or something.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiger on April 29, 2009, 05:10:41 pm
To:  Matt

Thank you for the gift of press and blog-presence you've given Melinda this week.  I am sure you liked MFV.  We, the backups, LOVE it!  Again, thank you! :bighug
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Vickster on April 29, 2009, 05:15:16 pm
Jenn:   Way to say it.   :thumbsup
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 06:04:35 pm
To:  Matt

Thank you for the gift of press and blog-presence you've given Melinda this week.  I am sure you liked MFV.  We, the backups, LOVE it!  Again, thank you! :bighug

 :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Jessica on April 29, 2009, 06:13:12 pm
To:  Matt

Thank you for the gift of press and blog-presence you've given Melinda this week.  I am sure you liked MFV.  We, the backups, LOVE it!  Again, thank you! :bighug


 :lolsign
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiger on April 29, 2009, 06:25:40 pm
hehehehehe
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: ghopper on April 29, 2009, 06:26:50 pm
I've never figured out why AI is averse to Melinda.  She got as far as she did for being supremely talented, not from any favors from AI.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 06:37:06 pm
I've never figured out why AI is averse to Melinda.  She got as far as she did for being supremely talented, not from any favors from AI.

I'm starting to believe it now, i.e., that the AI enterprise is somehow averse to her....
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: californiafan on April 29, 2009, 06:41:31 pm
...and she is always so kind to them!!!   :mad
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Melrocks on April 29, 2009, 06:46:20 pm
I've never figured out why AI is averse to Melinda.  She got as far as she did for being supremely talented, not from any favors from AI.
I keep wondering if maybe they wanted to sign her and she turned them down?  There's nothing like a scorned suitor and it would explain what appears to almost be an embargo on mentioning Melinda.


To:  Matt

Thank you for the gift of press and blog-presence you've given Melinda this week.  I am sure you liked MFV.  We, the backups, LOVE it!  Again, thank you! :bighug

 :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap  Well said Jenn!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Desiree on April 29, 2009, 06:46:31 pm
I've never figured out why AI is averse to Melinda.  She got as far as she did for being supremely talented, not from any favors from AI.

If anyone comes across an email address for the AI producers, please let me know.  I would like to send them a nice email suggesting they have Melinda on the Finale.  Even if she just comes back to sing a duet with one of the Top 2 finalists, I would be happy.  In which case, I'm sure the bloggers would link to her website and people could find out about her CD.  :thumbsup

Supposedly Taylor Hicks is singing tonight and he's on an indie label so why not Melinda?  :dunno
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Melrocks on April 29, 2009, 06:47:49 pm
I've never figured out why AI is averse to Melinda.  She got as far as she did for being supremely talented, not from any favors from AI.

If anyone comes across an email address for the AI producers, please let me know.  I would like to send them a nice email suggesting they have Melinda on the Finale.  Even if she just comes back to sing a duet with one of the Top 2 finalists, I would be happy.  In which case, I'm sure the bloggers would link to her website and people could find out about her CD.  :thumbsup

Supposedly Taylor Hicks is singing tonight and he's on an indie label so why not Melinda?  :dunno

I guess they have to have him because he won - even though they didn't want him to and did everything to prevent it, they can't erase that bit of history.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Desiree on April 29, 2009, 06:49:08 pm
I've never figured out why AI is averse to Melinda.  She got as far as she did for being supremely talented, not from any favors from AI.
I keep wondering if maybe they wanted to sign her and she turned them down?  There's nothing like a scorned suitor and it would explain what appears to almost be an embargo on mentioning Melinda.

That thought has crossed my mind too Mary Ann.  But I don't think the judges are averse to her.  Randy did twitter her asking when she would be on Idol.  It must be the producers who are boycotting her. It's not just the backups who have noticed either.  There are many blogs asking why Melinda hasn't been on Idol this season.  
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 07:19:10 pm
That they did not mention her in the wake of a poor interpretation of MFV last night leads inescapably to the conclusion that they bear a grudge.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 07:45:39 pm
You should read all the comment about My Funny Valentine

http://www.funnyscene.info/2009/04/29/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine.html
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 29, 2009, 07:51:19 pm
You should read all the comment about My Funny Valentine

http://www.funnyscene.info/2009/04/29/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine.html

Very, very touching.   Should remind us all of why we're here....
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Desiree on April 29, 2009, 07:53:02 pm
You should read all the comment about My Funny Valentine

http://www.funnyscene.info/2009/04/29/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine.html

Those comments came from the MelindaBackups MFV video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dpb3vNsTd8&feature=channel_page
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 08:20:05 pm
You should read all the comment about My Funny Valentine

http://www.funnyscene.info/2009/04/29/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine.html

Thanks Louise.  I just love reading comments like that.  All this time has passed and people are still declaring Melinda the true winner. 

I think AI owes Melinda a lot. I truly believe her performances caused AI to up the ante on what they expect from contestants because of what she did in season 6.  Haven't you guys noticed that?  The judges are demanding that contestants show who they are, that they bring something of themselves to each performance, that they choose the right songs and then recreate them to suit their personal vocal style.  Stage presence is being judge more critically.  These are all of the things that Melinda excelled at with every single performance during her run on AI - nobody else came close - she had it all.  I know the judges have always emphasized those things but now they're demanding them from all of the contestants.  I will always believe that Melinda helped define the criteria for evaluating real talent on AI. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 08:38:33 pm
You should read all the comment about My Funny Valentine

http://www.funnyscene.info/2009/04/29/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine.html

Those comments came from the MelindaBackups MFV video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dpb3vNsTd8&feature=channel_page
Yeah if you go to the link you will see tags Backups. That bizare a website can copy this! Glad they did copy from backups!  :huzzah
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 08:45:05 pm
You should read all the comment about My Funny Valentine

http://www.funnyscene.info/2009/04/29/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine.html

Thanks Louise.  I just love reading comments like that.  All this time has passed and people are still declaring Melinda the true winner. 

I think AI owes Melinda a lot. I truly believe her performances caused AI to up the ante on what they expect from contestants because of what she did in season 6.  Haven't you guys noticed that?  The judges are demanding that contestants show who they are, that they bring something of themselves to each performance, that they choose the right songs and then recreate them to suit their personal vocal style.  Stage presence is being judge more critically.  These are all of the things that Melinda excelled at with every single performance during her run on AI - nobody else came close - she had it all.  I know the judges have always emphasized those things but now they're demanding them from all of the contestants.  I will always believe that Melinda helped define the criteria for evaluating real talent on AI. 
I agree with you Indigo!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Melinda on April 29, 2009, 08:52:47 pm
You guys are very sweet! However, I don't think AI has an aversion to me. I did not turn them down for anything. I'm very glad people enjoyed MFV a couple years ago. I actually liked Matt's performance...especially the end. I don't think Jamie Foxx did him any favors by having him lower the song though. That's what made the top of the song a little loose. All in all, last night was awesome! I think this season on AI, they are mainly focusing on winners, those under 19 management or those signed to SonyBMG. It totally makes sense to me and I look forward to a time where I can get the chance to sing on that stage again. They have all been extra supportive of me, so I know it will happen soon. Love you and thanks for all your kind words of support. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 08:54:26 pm
Melinda! I will alway supporting you.   I can't help it. I do love your version of My funny Valentine you was memorable :bighug :bighug :bighug Did you think Matt, the fact they give him bad advise, this will cause him to go home tonight?
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 09:23:18 pm
You guys are very sweet! However, I don't think AI has an aversion to me. I did not turn them down for anything. I'm very glad people enjoyed MFV a couple years ago. I actually liked Matt's performance...especially the end. I don't think Jamie Foxx did him any favors by having him lower the song though. That's what made the top of the song a little loose. All in all, last night was awesome! I think this season on AI, they are mainly focusing on winners, those under 19 management or those signed to SonyBMG. It totally makes sense to me and I look forward to a time where I can get the chance to sing on that stage again. They have all been extra supportive of me, so I know it will happen soon. Love you and thanks for all your kind words of support. 

You liked that mess??   :yikes  Ahem, uh sorry.  Well...Ok...   But I'm still MAD.  I can't help it.   
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 09:27:33 pm
Oh, I forgot...I wuv you Melinda.  So glad you came by.  And please don't believe anything anybody tells you about Indigo.  She's really a nice person but sometimes impersonating scoundrels post terrible things in her name. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiernan on April 29, 2009, 09:30:22 pm
You guys are very sweet! However, I don't think AI has an aversion to me. I did not turn them down for anything. I'm very glad people enjoyed MFV a couple years ago. I actually liked Matt's performance...especially the end. I don't think Jamie Foxx did him any favors by having him lower the song though. That's what made the top of the song a little loose. All in all, last night was awesome! I think this season on AI, they are mainly focusing on winners, those under 19 management or those signed to SonyBMG. It totally makes sense to me and I look forward to a time where I can get the chance to sing on that stage again. They have all been extra supportive of me, so I know it will happen soon. Love you and thanks for all your kind words of support. 

You liked that mess??   :yikes  Ahem, uh sorry.  Well...Ok...   But I'm still MAD.  I can't help it.   

Well, you know, Indy, I guess Mel knows what she's talking about  :out :out :out  Matt's performance musta really rrr . . .  rrr . . rocked last night  :yikes  I mean, Melinda knows music . . .right?  Right?  Please tell me that Mel hasn't gone totally mad, he was good, right?  Tell me that I must have swimmer's ear or something so that I didn't hear that atrocity correctly last night.  Indy . . .Mel's lost her mind, hasn't she?  The pressure has gotten to her.  What are we gonna do?  She actually liked that mess.  :crying :crying :crying
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 29, 2009, 09:35:14 pm
I was thoroughly ticked off with Matt for daring to sing that song on AI.  He was off key half the time, those runs were so weak I thought he needed oxygen and there was no flow to it.  Worse that than, I don't think he has any idea what that song is about.  Is that his idea of telling a story?  To tell you the truth, I'm still pi$$ed about it.  Hopefully, some of his voters remembered Melinda's performance and were as offended as I was. 

I totally agree!  :thumbsup :rockon Indie, you tell them!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 29, 2009, 09:37:02 pm
You guys are very sweet! However, I don't think AI has an aversion to me. I did not turn them down for anything. I'm very glad people enjoyed MFV a couple years ago. I actually liked Matt's performance...especially the end. I don't think Jamie Foxx did him any favors by having him lower the song though. That's what made the top of the song a little loose. All in all, last night was awesome! I think this season on AI, they are mainly focusing on winners, those under 19 management or those signed to SonyBMG. It totally makes sense to me and I look forward to a time where I can get the chance to sing on that stage again. They have all been extra supportive of me, so I know it will happen soon. Love you and thanks for all your kind words of support. 

You liked that mess??   :yikes  Ahem, uh sorry.  Well...Ok...   But I'm still MAD.  I can't help it.   

Well, you know, Indy, I guess Mel knows what she's talking about  :out :out :out  Matt's performance musta really rrr . . .  rrr . . rocked last night  :yikes  I mean, Melinda knows music . . .right?  Right?  Please tell me that Mel hasn't gone totally mad, he was good, right?  Tell me that I must have swimmer's ear or something so that I didn't hear that atrocity correctly last night.  Indy . . .Mel's lost her mind, hasn't she?  The pressure has gotten to her.  What are we gonna do?  She actually liked that mess.  :crying :crying :crying

I know, right?  Maybe we should start wearing ear plugs in the shower.   :dunno :dunno  Which door do I use to escape the twilight zone?  :freakout
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: ghopper on April 29, 2009, 09:39:27 pm
Melinda, You know we'll always be protective of you.  So excuse all the negative thoughts we have of AI when we perceive they are not treating you right.   :bighug :bighug :bighug
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Melrocks on April 29, 2009, 09:46:46 pm
Thanks for setting us straight Melinda.  :thumbsup :thumbsup  I'm glad to hear that AI has treated you well and really hope that at some point we'll be able to watch you on their stage again.

I just went to watch your performance of MFV again and fell in love with it all over.  :cloudnine :cloudnine 

Matt made a mistake picking that song - not because he can't sing (though I didn't like what he did with the song), but because it was always going to lead to comparisons with your version.  That's a comparison he'll never win.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 29, 2009, 09:50:25 pm
Thanks for setting us straight Melinda.  :thumbsup :thumbsup  I'm glad to hear that AI has treated you well and really hope that at some point we'll be able to watch you on their stage again.

I just went to watch your performance of MFV again and fell in love with it all over.  :cloudnine :cloudnine 

Matt made a mistake picking that song - not because he can't sing (though I didn't like what he did with the song), but because it was always going to lead to comparisons with your version.  That's a comparison he'll never win.
agree with Melrocks! Good kick on the b.... place the brain. :rofl I can't wait to see you back on the stage!!!!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 29, 2009, 09:53:32 pm
To:  Matt

Thank you for the gift of press and blog-presence you've given Melinda this week.  I am sure you liked MFV.  We, the backups, LOVE it!  Again, thank you! :bighug

Jenn, you are so sweet!!! You said it perfectly! Jess, thanks for letting us the the Youtube views are going up!!!  :huzzah
Louise, thank you for putting together the summary of all the quotes and blogs praising Melinda's MFV performance. I do not know what that boy was thinking singing that.. do you think he has never heard Melinda sing it?  :out :out
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 29, 2009, 10:04:40 pm
Thanks for setting us straight Melinda.  :thumbsup :thumbsup  I'm glad to hear that AI has treated you well and really hope that at some point we'll be able to watch you on their stage again.

I just went to watch your performance of MFV again and fell in love with it all over.  :cloudnine :cloudnine 

Matt made a mistake picking that song - not because he can't sing (though I didn't like what he did with the song), but because it was always going to lead to comparisons with your version.  That's a comparison he'll never win.


I agree with you MA! Thank you, Melinda,  for letting us know what is really going on. We are, and will always be protective of you! Glad to know that  you feel that AI is treating you well and fairly.

MA, I too, feel he made a mistake picking that song!
We love you Melinda, thank you for stopping by!!!  :heartbeat :heartbeat

I still think he was a hot mess in comparison , Melinda is so sweet and kind, not like us...
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 29, 2009, 10:06:57 pm
You guys are very sweet! However, I don't think AI has an aversion to me. I did not turn them down for anything. I'm very glad people enjoyed MFV a couple years ago. I actually liked Matt's performance...especially the end. I don't think Jamie Foxx did him any favors by having him lower the song though. That's what made the top of the song a little loose. All in all, last night was awesome! I think this season on AI, they are mainly focusing on winners, those under 19 management or those signed to SonyBMG. It totally makes sense to me and I look forward to a time where I can get the chance to sing on that stage again. They have all been extra supportive of me, so I know it will happen soon. Love you and thanks for all your kind words of support. 

You liked that mess??   :yikes  Ahem, uh sorry.  Well...Ok...   But I'm still MAD.  I can't help it.   

Well, you know, Indy, I guess Mel knows what she's talking about  :out :out :out  Matt's performance musta really rrr . . .  rrr . . rocked last night  :yikes  I mean, Melinda knows music . . .right?  Right?  Please tell me that Mel hasn't gone totally mad, he was good, right?  Tell me that I must have swimmer's ear or something so that I didn't hear that atrocity correctly last night.  Indy . . .Mel's lost her mind, hasn't she?  The pressure has gotten to her.  What are we gonna do?  She actually liked that mess.  :crying :crying :crying

 :out :out :out :crying
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: californiafan on April 29, 2009, 10:19:12 pm
Melinda, You know we'll always be protective of you.  So excuse all the negative thoughts we have of AI when we perceive they are not treating you right.   :bighug :bighug :bighug

Its just the motherly instinct coming out in all of us!!!    :blush   :wub
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Vickster on April 30, 2009, 12:03:08 am
Mel, you're just too sweet!  I am sure they've treated you well, but when are you gonna show up on that stage again?   Yet this season?   :crying :crying  Please, I beseech thee,  I can't think of a more deserving contestant.  And RE: Matt's version of MFV.  We can't help ourselves -- any time we hear someone dare sing "your" song, they better be ready to knock it out of the park.  (Ain't gonna happen!   :thumbsup  )    Like I said, that song should have been retired after AI season 6.  Love you and thanks for stopping by.   :bye
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 30, 2009, 01:46:23 am
WHERE THE bleep IS BERNIE?  :yell :yell :yell  I've been waiting all day!!!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiernan on April 30, 2009, 03:01:06 am
Well, the upside of tonight's results show is that the right person went home.  The downside?  We had to listen to Matt's terrible . . . er . . .um, terrific  :out version of MFV again. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 30, 2009, 03:06:04 am
Thanks for setting us straight Melinda.  :thumbsup :thumbsup  I'm glad to hear that AI has treated you well and really hope that at some point we'll be able to watch you on their stage again.

I just went to watch your performance of MFV again and fell in love with it all over.  :cloudnine :cloudnine 

Matt made a mistake picking that song - not because he can't sing (though I didn't like what he did with the song), but because it was always going to lead to comparisons with your version.  That's a comparison he'll never win.


I agree with you MA! Thank you, Melinda,  for letting us know what is really going on. We are, and will always be protective of you! Glad to know that  you feel that AI is treating you well and fairly.

MA, I too, feel he made a mistake picking that song!
We love you Melinda, thank you for stopping by!!!  :heartbeat :heartbeat

I still think he was a hot mess in comparison , Melinda is so sweet and kind, not like us...


I have nothing to add to this. I agree totally with my dear friends Ange and MaryAnn.  We love you to pieces, Melinda, and we are protective of you and the beauty and grace you have already bestowed on us .... We love you, Melinda, and thanks for stopping by  :heartbeat :heartbeat
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 30, 2009, 03:08:57 am
Well, the upside of tonight's results show is that the right person went home.  The downside?  We had to listen to Matt's terrible . . . er . . .um, terrific  :out version of MFV again. 

Yeah.  Matt really redeemed himself with that horri, uh, beautiful yowling ending.  Every hog in the world just dragged themseves outta the mud and went home.  Don't know who called 'em.    See ya' Matt.   :bye
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 30, 2009, 03:10:59 am
WHERE THE bleep IS BERNIE?  :yell :yell :yell  I've been waiting all day!!!

I was out at a class. I came back mid-AI.  You guys have said it all.

I couldn't bear to hear Matt's MFV again (I had not yet read the thread).  I guess I have to open my mind a bit to what I heard, given Melinda's remarks.  But we won't be seeing Matt again.... yes, they should retire the song (haven't heard Summertime much lately, right?).
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 30, 2009, 03:12:14 am
Well, the upside of tonight's results show is that the right person went home.  The downside?  We had to listen to Matt's terrible . . . er . . .um, terrific  :out version of MFV again. 

Yeah.  Matt really redeemed himself with that horri, uh, beautiful yowling ending.  Every hog in the world just dragged themseves outta the mud and went home.  Don't know who called 'em.    See ya' Matt.   :bye

Umm, today has NOT BEEN A GOOD DAY for hogs worldwide -- check your news...
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 30, 2009, 03:13:44 am
Well, the upside of tonight's results show is that the right person went home.  The downside?  We had to listen to Matt's terrible . . . er . . .um, terrific  :out version of MFV again. 

Yeah.  Matt really redeemed himself with that horri, uh, beautiful yowling ending.  Every hog in the world just dragged themseves outta the mud and went home.  Don't know who called 'em.    See ya' Matt.   :bye

Umm, today has NOT BEEN A GOOD DAY for hogs worldwide -- check your news...
Awww come on Bernie!   That's not fair!!  You know what I'm saying. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 30, 2009, 03:28:13 am
Well, the upside of tonight's results show is that the right person went home.  The downside?  We had to listen to Matt's terrible . . . er . . .um, terrific  :out version of MFV again. 

Yeah.  Matt really redeemed himself with that horri, uh, beautiful yowling ending.  Every hog in the world just dragged themseves outta the mud and went home.  Don't know who called 'em.    See ya' Matt.   :bye

Umm, today has NOT BEEN A GOOD DAY for hogs worldwide -- check your news...
Awww come on Bernie!   That's not fair!!  You know what I'm saying. 

I know, I know, but it has been a BAD DAY for hogs --

What do we do if Melinda likes a performance that most of us didn't??  :dunno
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 30, 2009, 04:02:37 am
Well, the upside of tonight's results show is that the right person went home.  The downside?  We had to listen to Matt's terrible . . . er . . .um, terrific  :out version of MFV again. 

Yeah.  Matt really redeemed himself with that horri, uh, beautiful yowling ending.  Every hog in the world just dragged themseves outta the mud and went home.  Don't know who called 'em.    See ya' Matt.   :bye

Umm, today has NOT BEEN A GOOD DAY for hogs worldwide -- check your news...
Awww come on Bernie!   That's not fair!!  You know what I'm saying. 

I know, I know, but it has been a BAD DAY for hogs --

What do we do if Melinda likes a performance that most of us didn't??  :dunno

OH.  OK, wait a minute...bad day... for....HOGS!!!   OH, I GOT IT, I GOT IT!!!  That's hysterical! :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

I wanna always be there for Melinda I really do.  But I can't go there with her on Matt's version of MFV, I'm sorry.  It was horrible.  And not just compared to Melinda's version either.  We've all heard dozens of versions of that song and his was....well...inauthentic.  Does that make sense?   Is that any way to woo (can't believe I used that word) a love interest?  Yowling?  Singing a song like MFV all loud and outta control?  No!  Bye Matt!!!  And if you think I'm going off you should hear Mr. Indy!!  I've been trying to to find his RANT OFF button all day. 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 30, 2009, 04:07:24 am
OH.  OK, wait a minute...bad day... for....HOGS!!!   OH, I GOT IT, I GOT IT!!!  That's hysterical! :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

I wanna always be there for Melinda I really do.  But I can't go there with her on Matt's version of MFV, I'm sorry.  It was horrible.  And not just compared to Melinda's version either.  We've all heard dozens of versions of that song and his was....well...inauthentic.  Does that make sense?   Is that any way to woo (can't believe I used that word) a love interest?  Yowling?  Singing a song like MFV all loud and outta control?  No!  Bye Matt!!!  And if you think I'm going off you should hear Mr. Indy!!  I've been trying to to find his RANT OFF button all day. 

Indy, you are quite right.  .... performances we know from before Melinda are far better than Matt's.  Your assessment as "inauthentic" is right on, too.

About the hogs, I don't know if you know about what's happening in Egypt http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jc_pijXYi6E50wDepameI2ZTf9iAD97S7UPG2
It's not roflable  (no, I am not a vegetarian, and yes, I do eat pork often, but, still).
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 30, 2009, 04:08:41 am
Check this one out.  Matt's was even worse than this.  Try to ignore the weird facial expressions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp_2Zp8KcCc
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 30, 2009, 04:13:14 am
OH.  OK, wait a minute...bad day... for....HOGS!!!   OH, I GOT IT, I GOT IT!!!  That's hysterical! :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

I wanna always be there for Melinda I really do.  But I can't go there with her on Matt's version of MFV, I'm sorry.  It was horrible.  And not just compared to Melinda's version either.  We've all heard dozens of versions of that song and his was....well...inauthentic.  Does that make sense?   Is that any way to woo (can't believe I used that word) a love interest?  Yowling?  Singing a song like MFV all loud and outta control?  No!  Bye Matt!!!  And if you think I'm going off you should hear Mr. Indy!!  I've been trying to to find his RANT OFF button all day. 

Indy, you are quite right.  .... performances we know from before Melinda are far better than Matt's.  Your assessment as "inauthentic" is right on, too.

About the hogs, I don't know if you know about what's happening in Egypt http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jc_pijXYi6E50wDepameI2ZTf9iAD97S7UPG2
It's not roflable  (no, I am not a vegetarian, and yes, I do eat pork often, but, still).

OMG!!!  I hadn't heard about this.  And the chickens too...  Wow!   
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 30, 2009, 04:22:06 am
OMG!!!  I hadn't heard about this.  And the chickens too...  Wow!   

As I said, not a good day in pigdom....
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Richard on April 30, 2009, 05:23:31 am
Check this one out.  Matt's was even worse than this.  Try to ignore the weird facial expressions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp_2Zp8KcCc

 :rofl :rofl :rofl I remember this episode....Back then,Kyle turned it OUT!  Had Max all in a frenzy!  :rofl :rofl
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 30, 2009, 06:15:59 am
Check this one out.  Matt's was even worse than this.  Try to ignore the weird facial expressions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp_2Zp8KcCc

 :rofl :rofl :rofl I remember this episode....Back then,Kyle turned it OUT!  Had Max all in a frenzy!  :rofl :rofl

 :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 30, 2009, 02:04:47 pm
'My Funny Valentine' is among the best songs ever put to paper. Approach with caution, and if you can't blow it out of the water, don't even try. He was passable, but Melinda Doolittle set the standard for Idols.


http://www.mademark.net/2009/04/adam-lambert-wins-it-or-gets-robbed.html

Matt did My Funny Valentine. Good try, Simon said it was absolutely brilliant, BUT I cannot help but compare it to Melinda Doolittle's masterful take on the song in Top 36 in Season 6, where I regard it as probably the best in the competition. Best of Season 6, definitely among there.
http://sporting-politics.blogspot.com/2009/04/american-idol-top-5.html
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 30, 2009, 03:19:53 pm
Hi my friend backups i didn't put this topic to make a negative opinion on Matt. I did put that topic to show you how Melinda did make a impact on peoples about My Funny Valentine.  This was the reason of my topic. Matt did his best and i wishing him good luck for the future. Singing it is wonderful blessing. I can't sing so happy Matt have this blessing!!!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Jessica on April 30, 2009, 04:41:59 pm
Wow, after all that discussion I think I should watch Matt's performance then...  :rofl
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiernan on April 30, 2009, 05:26:17 pm
Wow, after all that discussion I think I should watch Matt's performance then...  :rofl

Jess - when did you become a masochist?

Indy, at least Mr. Indy is ranting about someone else's bad singing besides yours for a change.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on April 30, 2009, 05:32:50 pm
You guys are very sweet! However, I don't think AI has an aversion to me. I did not turn them down for anything. I'm very glad people enjoyed MFV a couple years ago. I actually liked Matt's performance...especially the end. I don't think Jamie Foxx did him any favors by having him lower the song though. That's what made the top of the song a little loose. All in all, last night was awesome! I think this season on AI, they are mainly focusing on winners, those under 19 management or those signed to SonyBMG. It totally makes sense to me and I look forward to a time where I can get the chance to sing on that stage again. They have all been extra supportive of me, so I know it will happen soon. Love you and thanks for all your kind words of support. 
I can't wait to see you back on that stage!!!!! Love you back !  :bighug
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Jessica on April 30, 2009, 06:23:08 pm
Wow, after all that discussion I think I should watch Matt's performance then...  :rofl

Jess - when did you become a masochist?

Is it that bad?  :yikes
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiernan on April 30, 2009, 06:48:33 pm
Wow, after all that discussion I think I should watch Matt's performance then...  :rofl

Jess - when did you become a masochist?

Is it that bad?  :yikes

Well, I thought so.  Maybe it's just the fact that Melinda so totally owns that song and he didn't even come close.  Go ahead and listen if you must, just be prepared.
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on April 30, 2009, 07:05:03 pm
Wow, after all that discussion I think I should watch Matt's performance then...  :rofl

Indy, at least Mr. Indy is ranting about someone else's bad singing besides yours for a change.

Now see, that's just wrong!!  Mr. Indy never ranted about my singing.  He ranted about my Melinda growl.  There's a big difference.

Quote
Is it that bad?
 

YES!!!!  If I hadn't heard it, I wouldn't believe it either.  Mr. Indy doubts that Matt has ever even come close to being in love based on the way he chose to sing MFV.  There's barely a smidge of heart felt emotion in it. 


 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 30, 2009, 07:34:45 pm
Wow, after all that discussion I think I should watch Matt's performance then...  :rofl

Jess - when did you become a masochist?

Indy, at least Mr. Indy is ranting about someone else's bad singing besides yours for a change.

 :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl One for the T-meister!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 30, 2009, 07:39:13 pm
Jess, it is bad in several ways, the lack of emotion- I agree the boy could never have been in love and sung the song MFV the way he did. Maybe it is a  maturity/ musical and life experience issue.  To me it appeared he was just singing licks he thought were kool, however, they did not fit the emotion of the song even if they fit the chord progression! ( when they were in tune)

 He would be singing and suddenly throw a run in here, a run there and some worked and some did not. Some were in tune and some were Pitchy as Randy said.

Allison at 16 showed more emotional connection to " Someone To Watch Over Me", than Matt did to MFV. Some of the greatest singers of this century have sung that song, Sarah, Ella, Frank, and  MELINDA, he  made a mistake singing that song when so many remember Melinda's perfect performance. JMO
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on April 30, 2009, 07:52:42 pm
Jess, it is bad in several ways, the lack of emotion- I agree the boy could never have been in love and sung the song MFV the way he did. Maybe it is maturity- musical and life experience. He was just singing licks he thought were kool, however, they did not fit the emotion of the song even if they fit the chord progression!

 He would be singing and throw a run in here, a run there and some worked and some did not. Some where in tune and some where Pitchy as Randy said. Allison at 16 showed more emotional connection to Someone To Watch Over Me, than Matt did to MFV. Some of the greatest singers of this century have sung that song, Sarah, Ella, Frank, and  MELINDA, he just made a mistake singing that song when so many remember Melinda's perfect performance. JMO

ITA !! Exactly!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiernan on April 30, 2009, 10:57:25 pm
Exactly Indy and Angel!!  Besides the weak singing it was the emotional distance that was unforgiveable.  Remember when Melinda sang "you make me smile with my heart", you get it, you feel it, you know EXACTLY what she's saying because she makes you feel it.  That's the huge difference.  The song is all about the emotion.  I bet it's the way Mr. Indy feels about Indy.  You know, she's funny looking, her face would stop a clock, her figure is "less than greek" to say the least, weak-mouthed, shifty eyed, bad Melinda-imitatin', high-heel-totterin' fool, but he loves her anyway.  Now, that's true love!!   :thumbsup
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on April 30, 2009, 11:12:19 pm
Exactly Indy and Angel!!  Besides the weak singing it was the emotional distance that was unforgiveable.  Remember when Melinda sang "you make me smile with my heart", you get it, you feel it, you know EXACTLY what she's saying because she makes you feel it.  That's the huge difference.  The song is all about the emotion.  I bet it's the way Mr. Indy feels about Indy.  You know, she's funny looking, her face would stop a clock, her figure is "less than greek" to say the least, weak-mouthed, shifty eyed, bad Melinda-imitatin', high-heel-totterin' fool, but he loves her anyway.  Now, that's true love!!   :thumbsup

 :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl- You naught T, very naughty!  :rofl
Yes, T.... she made you feel it in your heart, gave you goosebumps and you just knew she had loved somebody with all her heart and soul.....Melinda never sings a note without it adding something to the song, the words , the essence of what she is trying to convey, she  never over sings if that makes sense... all of her musical choices , notes, phrasing, etc make perfect sense to the story she is conveying!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on May 01, 2009, 12:33:11 am
Exactly Indy and Angel!!  Besides the weak singing it was the emotional distance that was unforgiveable.  Remember when Melinda sang "you make me smile with my heart", you get it, you feel it, you know EXACTLY what she's saying because she makes you feel it.  That's the huge difference.  The song is all about the emotion.  I bet it's the way Mr. Indy feels about Indy.  You know, she's funny looking, her face would stop a clock, her figure is "less than greek" to say the least, weak-mouthed, shifty eyed, bad Melinda-imitatin', high-heel-totterin' fool, but he loves her anyway.  Now, that's true love!!   :thumbsup

 :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl- You naught T, very naughty!  :rofl
Yes, T.... she made you feel it in your heart, gave you goosebumps and you just knew she had loved somebody with all her heart and soul.....Melinda never sings a note without it adding something to the song, the words , the essence of what she is trying to convey, she  never over sings if that makes sense... all of her musical choices , notes, phrasing, etc make perfect sense to the story she is conveying!

I LOVE THIS GROUP!  :worldhug
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Sally on May 01, 2009, 01:39:02 am
Melinda, You know we'll always be protective of you.  So excuse all the negative thoughts we have of AI when we perceive they are not treating you right.   :bighug :bighug :bighug


I agree Maria. And honestly I did not like Matts version of MFV at all.  Melinda, I agree with a lot of us, this song belongs to you!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on May 01, 2009, 07:58:31 pm
Exactly Indy and Angel!!  Besides the weak singing it was the emotional distance that was unforgiveable.  Remember when Melinda sang "you make me smile with my heart", you get it, you feel it, you know EXACTLY what she's saying because she makes you feel it.  That's the huge difference.  The song is all about the emotion.  I bet it's the way Mr. Indy feels about Indy.  You know, she's funny looking, her face would stop a clock, her figure is "less than greek" to say the least, weak-mouthed, shifty eyed, bad Melinda-imitatin', high-heel-totterin' fool, but he loves her anyway.  Now, that's true love!!   :thumbsup

Why am I just now seeing this?     :yikes :yikes What the...?!  Why you little...   :mad
 
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her face would stop a clock,


That's a terrible thing to say.  Where in the world did you learn to talk like that?!!!  What's the matter with you??!!! 

That's the last straw T!!  I've had it with your harassment.   :enraged :enraged  I demand an apology for what you said about my face/clock.  And until you do....



 My side

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Your side


There!!!  I've divided the forum in two.   Keep your no-cooking, client embezzlin behind off my side!!!   
 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: meldoo1 on May 02, 2009, 12:45:43 am
Just wanted to let you guys know, that I was just over at the Idol site, and there is a banner going across the bottom called "Idol buzz" that mentions Melinda's upcoming performance.
I know right?!?!?  I read that and almost fell off my bed in  :yikes, but they don't mean that she'll be on idol, it's for the performance at the Kennedy Center in June. It also mentions her cd.  So I SUPPOSE maybe they aren't being as neglectful to her as we thought.... although not having her on the show this season is completely inexcuseable.
 :prrr :yell :evil

And Mel, dear, I appreciate that you would never say a negative word about another living being, and I love that you are all sweetness and goodness and light all the time, I wouldn't change you for the world..... :hug
however, I am not.
Matt's performance was horrible, they should have never let him sing your song.   They should have thrown him out on his mole, no questions asked, as soon as he opened his mouth to sing it.  In fact, I Got Rhythm should have also been banned, as NO ONE (group or solo) will ever sing that song as well as you.   Were these people just not LISTENING, while you were up there singing.. for crying out loud.... :enraged



Title: Re: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on May 02, 2009, 01:33:40 am

And Mel, dear, I appreciate that you would never say a negative word about another living being, and I love that you are all sweetness and goodness and light all the time, I wouldn't change you for the world..... :hug
however, I am not.
Matt's performance was horrible,
they should have never let him sing your song[/b].   They should have thrown him out on his mole, no questions asked, as soon as he opened his mouth to sing it. ....   Were these people just not LISTENING, while you were up there singing.. for crying out loud.... :enraged


Thank you, Stacia .... I didn't want to say it myself, but now that you have said it, but I concur!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Tiernan on May 02, 2009, 01:52:51 am
Exactly Indy and Angel!!  Besides the weak singing it was the emotional distance that was unforgiveable.  Remember when Melinda sang "you make me smile with my heart", you get it, you feel it, you know EXACTLY what she's saying because she makes you feel it.  That's the huge difference.  The song is all about the emotion.  I bet it's the way Mr. Indy feels about Indy.  You know, she's funny looking, her face would stop a clock, her figure is "less than greek" to say the least, weak-mouthed, shifty eyed, bad Melinda-imitatin', high-heel-totterin' fool, but he loves her anyway.  Now, that's true love!!   :thumbsup

Why am I just now seeing this?     :yikes :yikes What the...?!  Why you little...   :mad
 
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her face would stop a clock,


That's a terrible thing to say.  Where in the world did you learn to talk like that?!!!  What's the matter with you??!!! 

That's the last straw T!!  I've had it with your harassment.   :enraged :enraged  I demand an apology for what you said about my face/clock.  And until you do....



 My side

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your side


There!!!  I've divided the forum in two.   Keep your no-cooking, client embezzlin behind off my side!!!   
 

Is this my side or your side?   :dunno

Aww, c'mon, Indy, I was just trying to give your and Mr. Indy your props!  Here I was saying how much Mr. Indy must love you and you take offense.  I can't win.  I was just paraphrasing the song, that's all.  I know your face wouldn't stop a clock, maybe just slow it down, but not stop it.  C'mon - can I please come on your side now?
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on May 02, 2009, 06:25:20 am
Exactly Indy and Angel!!  Besides the weak singing it was the emotional distance that was unforgiveable.  Remember when Melinda sang "you make me smile with my heart", you get it, you feel it, you know EXACTLY what she's saying because she makes you feel it.  That's the huge difference.  The song is all about the emotion.  I bet it's the way Mr. Indy feels about Indy.  You know, she's funny looking, her face would stop a clock, her figure is "less than greek" to say the least, weak-mouthed, shifty eyed, bad Melinda-imitatin', high-heel-totterin' fool, but he loves her anyway.  Now, that's true love!!   :thumbsup

Why am I just now seeing this?     :yikes :yikes What the...?!  Why you little...   :mad
 
Quote
her face would stop a clock,


That's a terrible thing to say.  Where in the world did you learn to talk like that?!!!  What's the matter with you??!!! 

That's the last straw T!!  I've had it with your harassment.   :enraged :enraged  I demand an apology for what you said about my face/clock.  And until you do....



 My side

 :nuhuh

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your side


There!!!  I've divided the forum in two.   Keep your no-cooking, client embezzlin behind off my side!!!   
 

Is this my side or your side?   :dunno

Aww, c'mon, Indy, I was just trying to give your and Mr. Indy your props!  Here I was saying how much Mr. Indy must love you and you take offense.  I can't win.  I was just paraphrasing the song, that's all.  I know your face wouldn't stop a clock, maybe just slow it down, but not stop it.  C'mon - can I please come on your side now?
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: angel4peace on May 02, 2009, 09:32:10 am
 :out :out :out
Title: Re: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Indigo54 on May 02, 2009, 11:34:07 pm
Just wanted to let you guys know, that I was just over at the Idol site, and there is a banner going across the bottom called "Idol buzz" that mentions Melinda's upcoming performance.
I know right?!?!?  I read that and almost fell off my bed in  :yikes, but they don't mean that she'll be on idol, it's for the performance at the Kennedy Center in June. It also mentions her cd.  So I SUPPOSE maybe they aren't being as neglectful to her as we thought.... although not having her on the show this season is completely inexcuseable.
 :prrr :yell :evil

And Mel, dear, I appreciate that you would never say a negative word about another living being, and I love that you are all sweetness and goodness and light all the time, I wouldn't change you for the world..... :hug
however, I am not.
Matt's performance was horrible, they should have never let him sing your song.   They should have thrown him out on his mole, no questions asked, as soon as he opened his mouth to sing it.  In fact, I Got Rhythm should have also been banned, as NO ONE (group or solo) will ever sing that song as well as you.    Were these people just not LISTENING, while you were up there singing.. for crying out loud.... :enraged





You tell 'em girlfriend.   My feeling exactly!!!! 
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on May 03, 2009, 09:44:32 pm
http://www.lolflux.com/humor-videos/melinda-doolittle-my-funny-valentine/

25 Responses to “Melinda Doolittle - My Funny Valentine”
shes performing at my church next sunday

By oakridgewr on May 3, 2009

It’s a shame Season 8 doesn’t have a female contestant of this caliber. Melinda is a brilliant vocalist.

By agnesmoorhead on May 3, 2009

true!

By baochau53 on May 3, 2009

I still can’t figure out why she didn’t win AI.

By JeriRose2 on May 3, 2009

I agree. She is in a different league. Her vocal skill is impeccable and she always has perfect control of her performance.

By spiritpunker on May 3, 2009

Yeah. Well matt is GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy. That just proves. matt got eliminated 3 times by america. Melinda was supposed to win, but people forgot to vote cuz they thought she would win.

By vidyasundaram08 on May 3, 2009

In my opinion, the single best performance by the best performer ever on AI.
She should have won it all!

By zetia9 on May 3, 2009

this is my fav perfomance

By fireandicecube on May 3, 2009

That was incredible!!

Oh yes, so incredible…
that they all ignored her performance when this song was included in AI this week.

Seems words are cheap…!!!
.

By thehbss on May 3, 2009

Melinda and AI were made for one another. Week in week out we fans waited to be entertained by the greatest of all AI performers to date.

The Nightingale left Berkley Square each week just to do the show!

And she provided the class performances and professional voice to keep the ratings high.

By thehbss on May 3, 2009

Not true. All the AI contestants have vocal coaches throughout the competition.

By john15008 on May 3, 2009

Everyone has their own opinion. However, I came looking for this clip today BECAUSE of Matt Giraud’s performance. He did well, but I feel the opposite. Melinda’s rendition practically brings tears to my eyes. Also, as the judges allude, her vocal control is truly remarkable.

By john15008 on May 3, 2009

Also check out her performance of her single “It’s Your Love” on the Ellen show right here on YouTube!

By richb2983 on May 3, 2009

Her debut album “Coming Back To You” was released Feb 3rd 2009!! It’s amazing! Go BUY IT PPL!

By richb2983 on May 3, 2009

Melinda is good. But Matt brought passion and emotion to his performance of MFV, that Melinda failed to deliver in hers.

Sorry girl, love your voice though.

By Cacity87 on May 3, 2009

no one has impressed me on AI ever since her. if you ask me she’s the only truly talented one AI ever had. when she lost i stopped watching AI — except for the funny auditions of course.:)

By red12512 on May 3, 2009

yes. i loved her. and i listened to him and was like i cant even hear this because it so pails in comparison to this performance. i want it on my pod too. i would buy the single. Melinda do your damn thing!!! go head girl.

By rachelxgo on May 3, 2009

I wish I could get her idol performances on my IPOD

By sdn14 on May 3, 2009

Wow Matt Giraud did this and I went this stinks but I remember someone who did awesome. MELINDA so i went back to make sure it still sounded great and OF COURSE IT DID listen to the original versions of the songs she did and you’ll see she changed them and even for the better 

By sdn14 on May 3, 2009

Wow, she is crazy good.

By holditnow on May 3, 2009

I like matt, but come on…this version tops anyone’s….not just AI contestants….Melinda is one of the best singers I have ever heard!!! ever…

By mzzh on May 3, 2009

I just died! She KILLED THIS. She really really owned this song! Did she make an album?

By Cafetino on May 3, 2009

I thought Matt did amazing job with this song also. Melinda has a vocal coach, Matt doesn’t 

By photoshopknight on May 3, 2009

LOL I agree it could have been done so much better, he disgraced Anita Baker . Dang Matt. Go Melinda

By saxchik55 on May 3, 2009

Hilareous — look at :35 - :45. Melinda’s stylist is WEARING Melinda’s blue velvet jacket from her style book. Or LOANED Melinda her own blue velvet jacket?

By oh2sail on May 3, 2009

Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on May 04, 2009, 02:22:09 am
"Passion that Melinda failed to deliver in hers?"  HELLO!?!?  :out :out :out

Melinda is already "a beloved performer"!!!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Vickster on May 04, 2009, 02:59:35 am
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Melinda is good. But Matt brought passion and emotion to his performance of MFV, that Melinda failed to deliver in hers.


 :moon :moon :moon
This guy is nuts.  Lemme at him!    :mad
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Jena on May 04, 2009, 03:15:46 am
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Melinda is good. But Matt brought passion and emotion to his performance of MFV, that Melinda failed to deliver in hers.



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Melinda is good. But Matt brought passion and emotion to his performance of MFV, that Melinda failed to deliver in hers.


 :moon :moon :moon
This guy is nuts.  Lemme at him!    :mad

You can't truly think he was serious? :nuhuh :rofl This is just his attempt at levity . . . . right? ??? It has to be, because nobody short of a cardboard manequin could hear Melinda's performance of MFV and then say it lacked passion and emotion. :out :nono I'm going with the idea that this guy is a failed comedian.  The other alternative is too scary. :melodramatic :runaway
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Sally on May 04, 2009, 03:21:50 am
Melinda is good. But Matt brought passion and emotion to his performance of MFV, that Melinda failed to deliver in hers.

What planet does this idiot come from?   
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Bernie on May 04, 2009, 03:40:37 am
Jena's point that he was probably being sarcastic is probably right.  But he fooled you, me, and Vicki!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Richard on May 04, 2009, 03:45:32 am
Just so there is no confusion,I'm RichB2983 on youtube,and Cacity is the one who posted the comment about Mel lacking emotion..I left the two before that :) 

 :thanks for letting me know Louise
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on May 04, 2009, 03:46:59 am
Just so there is no confusion,I'm RichB2983 on youtube,and Cacity is the one who posted the comment about Mel lacking emotion..I left the two before that :) 

 :thanks for letting me know Louise
See Richard name there and say hope they didn't being confused lol
Too funny!
Title: Re: Melinda really on the spotlight in Media about My funny Valentine
Post by: Weezzy7 on May 04, 2009, 03:59:43 am
This video's have been take it in Melindasbackups You tube!!!!!