Melinda Doolittle was an American Idol season 6 contestant. She didn’t have much confidence during her audition, but she blew the judges away with her voice. A video of her audition thanks to MelindasBackups on YouTube.com is below. Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson summed her up quickly and precisely. Melinda Doolittle placed third on American Idol season 6, just under Blake Lewis and winner Jordin Sparks. On Good Morning America Simon Cowell said Melinda Doolittle should have won season 6 of American Idol. Entertainment Weekly is reporting Melinda Doolittle has signed a record deal with Hi Fi Recordings. Her debut album will be released this fall, but no exact date is being reported. Watch Melinda Doolittle singing For Once In My Life below. Enjoy!