Woman's Gotta Have It
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Taylor Hicks Backup Singer Auditions for American Idol7

I wasn't going to watch this season of American Idol. Just wasn't in the mood for another round of snubbing the most prolific, dynamic and popular singer/songwriter/musician this series has ever had. BTW, why did they cut Taylor's head off during the opening credits? That was him, wasn't it? Well, that must be what you get for dissing 19E. You not only get ignored, slighted and dissed, you get decapitated as well. Oh hum.

Anyway, I heard that Ms. Melanie Nyema, Taylor's terrific back-up singer on his Spring '07 tour auditioned. Well, this I had to see and to my surprise, there she was!!! So cute and talented, not to mention a great singer! And high fives to her for giving kudos to her 'boss' in front of the judges, saying that Taylor was a 'nice southern gentleman" (well of COURSE he is), and that he was terrific and best of all, informing the judges he had not muttered a single word about them. Why does that not surprise me? And judging by the looks on their faces, Simon and Randy were not surprised either.

I have my 'dawg' in this race and I'll be watching the show for as long as Melanie survives. If, at any point she must go home, that will my cue to go as well. I cannot stomach this show anymore and it's manipulate tactics. And most of all, the disrespect it gave, and continues to give, it's Season 5 winner.

Here is her audition:



Here is Melanie and Taylor at the last show of his Spring tour singing a duet of Do I Make You Proud/Dancing Queen. Priceless. And shake that bootie, Tay!

7 comments:

Pamela said...

-not even Melanie could get me to watch again. When I get courious, the only Idol site I'll give hits to anymore is VFTW. They had a really creepy pic of this year's fav with her husband. No thanks.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1014678641479060480.html?mod=Page+One

des said...

Melanie is so cute, and I loved seeing her sing with Taylor and his band, but the way things have been lately, I'm so afraid she would have an albatross around her neck, just because she sang backup for Taylor. God, I despise this show and all who are associated with it anymore.

Anonymous said...

I really like Melanie and wish her well, but I won't contribute to the ratings for this piece of sh.. show anymore. Sorry, won't be watching EVER again.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned. I read the article from vote for the worst. I don't go to that website...but the article was printed on a fansite. It really made me realize to what great lengths AI will go to come back...make money. Also...the most important thing...get the ratings. SO...the fact that this article says that AI is selecting contestants...and these people have a history of either being on tour, having cut a record, are signed with a record label...one toured with Madonna... etc. This concerns me that they either contacted Melanie...OR they let her thru on purpose...not that she is not deserving...(there were plenty that AI cut that WERE deserving) but, for the mere purpose of ratings...bringing the Soul Patrol back...increase viewers. IMO, Melanie will be a token...and IF they let her stay until America votes...great...she will get my vote...if not...then we know WHY they cut her. She is a great singer...and probably one of the best that they will have on the show. Let's wait and see. I think I might tune in ONLY when she sings...or watch online...until America gets to vote. If she is gone...I am gone for good for life.

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of Taylor Hicks and I can't wait to see if he will come back to St. George Theatre in Staten Island. I went to see Taylor Hicks at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. Meline and Taylor Hicks sounded great Together. Melanie has such a great voice. They seem to have fun together. I missed hearing them sing together at St. George Theatre in Staten Island. Best of luck to you Meline what happens. Whaether you decide to tour on your own or go back to sing with Taylor Hicks, I will come to see you too. Lisa

Anonymous said...

I AM SUPRICED TO FIND OUT THAT MELAINE NYEMA DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE FINALS. I CAN'T BELIEVE THE JUDGES. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO GO BACK ON TOUR WITH TAYLOR HICKS OR YOU DECIDE TO START YOU'RE OWN TOUR. I WILL COME TO SEE YOU TO. LISA

Anonymous said...

Have you decided what you are going to do yet? I hope you continue in the music industry. If its with Taylor Hicks or on your own. You have a beautiful voice, I think it should be heard.