Fox 17 WZTV in Nashville covered ‘American Idol’ finalist Melinda Doolittle’s return to Nashville on Friday. They followed Melinda on her visit to her alma mater Belmont University her favorite restaurant, and the state capitol building. They spoke with fans, including Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George, the state’s governor, and Melinda’s mother Marguerite Doolittle. The video at sbgnet.com has since been removed.
Is ‘American Idol’ Racist?
April 16, 2007 – With only six contestants left on ‘American Idol’, how much of a role will race play in who stays and who goes? ‘Scarborough Country’ host Joe Scarborough asked former ‘Idol’ Carmen Rasmusen and commentator John Ridley what role race plays on the hit show. Video of the segment, aired Monday (April 30), at Bing.com has since been removed.
Fergie Talks With AmericanIdol.com
April 24, 2007 – James Pumphrey of AmericanIdol.com caught up with Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas last week after her performance last Wednesday on the ‘American Idol’ country week elimination show. Fergie talked about having to win over people as part of the Peas and later as a solo artist, how she’s a big ‘Idol’ fan, and what ‘London Bridge’ means. The interview at americanidol.com has since been removed.
Sanjaya No Longer On ‘American Idol’
April 20, 2007 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Wow. Thank you. Wow, what a great crowd here. [Cheers and applause] Thank you very much. You sound like Simon after Sanjaya got voted off last night. … As you know, Sanjaya no longer on ‘American Idol’. Yeah. [Audience aws] Well, it’s kind of a dilemma for them, ’cause he was the only well-known contestant they had left, right? I mean, people knew him. Now, it’s down to ‘what’s his face’, ‘what’s her name’ and ‘who’s the other guy?’ You know what I’m saying? See, I feel sorry for – I like Sanjaya. ‘Cause people get that ‘oh, he’s only popular because of his good looks and his hair.’ Hey, how do you think I got this job? I went through that, believe me. [Laughter] I have been there!”
‘GMA’ Recaps ‘Idol’ Sanjaya Elimination Show
April 19, 2007 – ‘American Idol’ said goodbye to Sanjaya Malakar Wednesday night. ‘Good Morning America’ recapped the show and spoke with Rolling Stone’s Jenny Eliscu about the Federal Way native’s post ‘Idol’ future. The segment, aired Thursday (April 19), at abcnews.go.com has since been removed.