Aiken Performing Arts presents American Idol sensation, MELINDA DOOLITTLE "The Great American Soul Book" on March 5 & 6, 2020 at 7:30pm at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Aiken.
Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences to keep listening.
Melinda graduated with a Bachelors in Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN and became a highly sought after background vocalist singing for musical icons including Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville and Jonny Lang.
Doolittle became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007. She came in third in the voting, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol winning over the hearts of all with her stunning powerhouse vocals and her personal charm.
Doolittle continues to thrill audiences everywhere from the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame to The White House, from the Copa Room to Carnegie Hall. In addition, she has been a featured guest with the Boston Pops, Charlotte Symphony and United States Air Force Orchestra to name a few, including a featured performer at the 2015 Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular and is currently headlining her own soulful show Great American Soul Book.
“Her voice is a slinky purr then a mighty growl that will keep you coming back for more.” -- People Magazine.