Paula Abdul may be gone from Idol (barring any last minute shocks but don't count on it) but Season 6 contestant Melinda Doolittle, who finished behind Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis but should have won that year, says Paula's impact -- like Celine Dion's heart in Titanic -- will go on.
First Melinda posted a thank-you letter to Paula on her blog and hoped that Miss Abdul might see it. She did.
Here are Paula's tweets (character counters note, I put the three posts together into one here for readability):
Melinda, what you posted about me on your blog http://mdoolittlesblog.blog brought me to tears, which my make-up artist didn't appreciate since I was seconds away from filming a scene on the TV show Drop Dead Diva, having said that I soo appreciate your reflection of your experience with me and paying me such honor & respect. I love you Melinda and I am so proud of what you are achieving!
As for Melinda, if you haven't checked out her CD, Coming Back to You, and you have a jones for classic old soul's sound, grab it. It's one of the best post-Idol CDs yet.
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