Saturday, August 11, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Mandisa
Song:Only The World
I'm sure it won't surprise most when I say I don't care for American Idol mainly because it's a popularity contest. Even the producers of the show get annoyed about that. But occasionally a decent singer emerges from the wreckage. Mandisa was on American Idol and has an opportunity to make inroads in the Christian market. She was born Mandisa Lynn Hundley Oct. 2, 1976 in Citrus Heights, CA. She earned a bachelor's degree in music at Fisk University in Tennessee and worked the Christian background vocal circuit in Nashville before Idol. There were two things that sealed her fate on Idol. She's heavy and she made anti-gay comments when she performed Mary Mary's Shackles on the show. A lot of Idol contestants sign with the production company's label but Mandisa has signed with EMI owned Sparrow Records. That's their Contemporary Christian label and they also have EMI Gospel. So it's pretty clear how the record company plans to sell her. Only The World was her first single and it did pretty well on the Billboard chart for a CCM song. The song was written & produced by Sam Mizell of the CCM group 33Miles. She also works a lot with veteran CCM producer Shaun Shankel. Her CD True Beauty was released on July 31. She has potential in the CCM & gospel market. This song sounds good but they may be trying too hard to turn her into a pop star. Here's Mandisa performing Only The World on Regis & Kelly.