Melinda Doolittle, Vocalist

Awards Emcee | Tuesday, July 18 | 5:15 - 8:00 PM 

American Idol finalist, Melinda Doolittle, is a soul–stirring vocalist who compels her audiences to keep listening. Melinda went from being a tone-deaf child being told not to sing to American Idol’s sweetheart. She is now a highly sought-after background vocalist singing with musical icons like Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville and Jonny Lang. Melinda’s talent doesn't stop there. In 2009 she released her debut album, Coming Back to You. One year later, she published a book entitled, Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level. Then in 2013, she released her sophomore album, You’re The Reason. Today she continues to perform for audiences near and far, give back to a variety of philanthropic organizations and host industry game shows.