America spoke yesterday, and voted Melinda Doolittle off of American Idol. While this might sound bad, ultimately it might be ok. American Idol winners seem so… cheesy. Now Melinda can do her own thing, make her own music (adult music), and entertain her fans for years to come.
I think that the producers’ choice of “Nutbush City Limits” ultimately did Melinda in. While Jordin and Blake sand more recognizable songs, Melinda was given a 1973 Tina and Ike Turner song. And while Melinda nailed it, she probably didn’t connect with younger fans.
But again, that’s ok because I’m sure Melinda will do just fine (just as Chris Daughtry or Jennifer Hudson).
And for those wanting a Tina Turner fix, here’s one of my personal favorites, “River-Deep, Mountain High”. It was produced by Phil Spector (using his famous "Wall Of Sound").
A few other notes…
Man, I love Jordin’s version of I (Who Have Nothing). It’s probably better than Shirley Bassey’s version. (Read my earlier post on this)
Don’t run out and pick up the new Robin Thicke album if you’re looking for the song that Blake did. “When I Get You Alone” is on his first album. I didn’t like the song when I first heard it a few years ago, but now I might give it a second listen. It’s so… adult. In fact, you can check this one out, too.