Melinda Doolittle was voted off American Idol on Wednesday, May 16, leaving only Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis to compete in next week’s finale.
Melinda, a favorite of judge Simon Cowell, was a consistent performer throughout the competition and was favored to win. When Melinda was eliminated, Cowell covered his face in dismay. “My commiserations, Melinda, ’cause you are one heck of a singer.”
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