Bye Bye Melinda

Well, it’s Sayonara for Melinda. We all know it should have been Blake. Melinda was the most consistent performer throughout the season. But, she lacked a little "it" factor, and was sent packing. Melinda will cut an album, and it’ll sell…and we’ll see where it goes from there.

I think Jordin has a HUGE career in front of her. She fits nicely into the vacancy left behind by the sober Whitney Houston. Melinda may fit the Tina Turner/Fantasia niche…her voice is superior to either of them. Blake…well…I think he sounds best when he sings Sting or Maroon 5. But, I don’t know that Mr. Blake has a huge career ahead. But, he’s a cool guy with some originality…so hopefully that will count for something.

Jordin will take next week by a 65-35 margin…and I’ll be able to go to sleep knowing that the best person won.

Last year, I thought it we were looking at a Daughtry/McPhee finale…and we got Taylor Hicks…so anything can happen.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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