Melinda Doolittle

Active - 2007 - 2010  |   Born - Sep 30, 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States  |  

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Brentwood, Tennessee's Melinda Doolittle knew from an early age that she wanted to be a singer. After receiving training in college and in private lessons, Doolittle parlayed her talent into a spot among the finalists in the sixth season of the popular television series American Idol.


  • Taught gymnastics.
  • Was voted Most Talented and Most Spirited at Tulsa's Union High School, where she also served as the school mascot.
  • Began singing the summer after the seventh grade and later performed in musical theater.
  • Is friends with American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa and sang backup for Season 3's George Huff.
  • Her extensive background vocal experience includes recordings with CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville and the Anointed.
  • A devout Christian, Doolittle is a member of Music for the Soul, a nonprofit organization ministering through music.