Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences to keep listening.
Tone deaf as a child, Melinda’s choir teacher would plead with her not to sing, but just silently move her mouth. Undaunted, her love of singing drove her to enter a talent show in the seventh grade where she stunned the audience with her miraculously spot on vocals and beautiful voice. She never looked back!
Melinda graduated with a Bachelors in Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She became a highly sought after background vocalist singing for musical icons including Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville and Jonny Lang.
Doolittle became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007. She came in third in the voting, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol winning over the hearts of all with her stunning powerhouse vocals and her personal charm.
“Melinda Doolittle has a stunning voice, an infectious personality and an inviting presence. She lights up the stage!” Keith Lockhart, Conductor, the Boston Pops
“Ms. Doolittle has a voice that inspires trust… a phenomenally gifted, stylistically adroit singer.” – The New York Times
“Like a young Tina Turner, she can go from a slinky purr to a mighty, gospel charged growl.” People