May 21, 2009
Posted: 04:23 PM ET
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Melinda Doolittle was a finalist in season 6 of "American Idol." Her CD, "Coming Back To You" is available now. You can also keep up with her at www.melindadoolittle.com.
Okay seriously...tonight was the best "American Idol" finale ever! Normally I would be partial to Season 6, but tonight just blew me away.
Now, I'm not usually one to name drop, but I can't help it this time. I was sitting behind Ace Young and Paris Bennett, in front of Blake Lewis, Chris Richardson and Kristy Lee Cook, and across from Victoria Beckham. Not to mention the fact that I had already seen Anthony Hopkins and Katie Holmes the night before. And, that's just the audience y'all!
On the stage, history was being made. Where else can you go to one show and see Queen Latifah, Jason Mraz, Cyndi Lauper, KISS, Queen, Carlos Santana, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban, Fergie, The Black-Eyed Peas, Rod Stewart and Steve Martin performing on the same stage? I was in awe and pretty much on my feet the entire show.
Now, I know that the final moment of the night was Kris taking the wonderful "American Idol" crown, and let me say that I am soooooo happy for him and think he totally deserved it. That guy is phenomenal and I can't wait to see what happens with him in the future. That being said, tonight was Adam's night! It seriously doesn't get better than hearing him perform with both KISS and Queen.
I did have a few other favorite moments. If you have ever been to my website (melindadoolittle.com) and read any blogs, you know what I'm going to say next.... Allison, Allison, Allison! She totally showed why she was my favorite this season. She easily held her own with Cyndi Lauper, and that is amazing for someone of any age, but especially a 17 year old.
The Black-Eyed Peas! Please Fergie, make a workout video so I can look like that on stage. 🙂
Lionel Richie...seriously, he can sing for me any day. What an icon!
(NOTE: Lionel Richie will be on LKL this Tuesday)
If you haven't figured it out by now, I pretty much just loved the entire night. Of course, there was that interesting moment with Bikini Girl and our new 4th judge...but that's all I'm going to say about that.
All in all, whether you voted for Adam or Kris, they both came out winners tonight. And just a note to the rest of the Top 13...enjoy every moment of this experience and continue to Dream Big because this is just the beginning. No matter what place you come in, "American Idol" has awarded you the best opportunities. I can't believe I can now say my debut CD is in every store, online and hopefully making it's way to your house. 😉
I have to end this by saying, I was so honored to be on that red carpet tonight as an alum of the best show on television (besides "Larry King Live").
Love you guys,
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