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'Idol' finalist Melinda Doolittle gets a scoop on her career
« on: February 26, 2008, 06:23:47 pm »
"Melinda Doolittle says the musical ride she's been on is still the "craziest ever."

Doolittle, 30, finished third on last season's "American Idol." She's gearing up for a CD launch in June (the track "My Funny Valentine" can be downloaded at iTunes), and she'll be in the Sacramento area on Wednesday as part of a Dreyer's ice cream promotion.

As part of that promotion – in which people have been asked to vote on five new "Idol"-inspired ice cream flavors – 10 participating households, including one in Sacramento, will be selected to receive a private concert by Doolittle at their home. The winner will be informed after today's drawing.

We recently spoke with Doolittle from her Nashville home about the sweetness of fame.

Q: What's been so exciting about life since "Idol"?

A: Working on the album is great. … I've met with (musician) Jonny Lang, who is one of my favorites. I want the CD to have a soulful sound with a little grit edge to it.

Q: The Dreyer's tour gives you a chance to make new fans. Is that important with an album due out?

A: I've always been a people person – with a sweet tooth! So it's right up my alley to sing face to face, and the ice cream is a real perk.

Q: Which "Idol" contestants have you kept up with?

A: I recently talked to Gina (Glocksen). And Chris Sligh and Phil Stacey live in the Nashville area. (Sacramento native) Mandisa (of Season 5) and I talk, but we never seem to be able to get together.

Q: Season 7 of "Idol" is a mixed bag of ages. Any advice for the youngsters?

A: If anything, I learned age is just a number. Jordin (Sparks), who was 17, was handling the pressure better than me at 29. It's cool to watch a new crop come in. I'm excited to see what happens, and I'm scared for them at the same time.

You can vote in the Dreyer's contest through 1 p.m. today at www.slowchurned.com. Doolittle is also set to appear from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Raley's in El Dorado Hills (3935 Park Drive)."

http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/story/738752.html

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Re: 'Idol' finalist Melinda Doolittle gets a scoop on her career
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 06:32:14 pm »
Thanks Megan Big hug
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Re: 'Idol' finalist Melinda Doolittle gets a scoop on her career
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 06:45:35 pm »
thanks Megan!

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Re: 'Idol' finalist Melinda Doolittle gets a scoop on her career
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 07:09:17 pm »
Thanks, Megan!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 07:19:38 pm »
Thanks Megan!!!!!!!!!!  Big hug

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 07:27:23 pm »
Thanks for the post, Megan!
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 08:59:15 pm »
Thanks for this, Megan!  Melinda is just amazing.  Rose

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 09:31:10 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 09:17:49 pm »
Thanks Megan:) This was great Big hug
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