So, imagine my surprise when the American Idol Philadelphia auditions produced Melanie Nyema, Taylor Hicks’ back-up singer for his Spring Tour.
Most of Taylor’s fans know that Melanie has talent, but of course, the minute she mentioned Taylor, Simon tuned out. Not to worry, Randy and Paula put her through to Hollywood. Here’s wishing Melanie the best of luck in the coming rounds. Interestingly, when Googled, Melanie comes up as a contestant on Fear Factor in 2003, a member of the USC Sirens in college, and credited for the video game, World in Conflict. Who knew?
Anyway, here she is with Taylor in a very special number, to close out the Spring Tour:
Anybody that can ABBA like that, has my vote!
ETA: In case you missed it….