Last night I went to an outdoor concert featuring former AI contestants. I didn't have any expectations other than a nice night out but was pleasantly surprised. I knew at least I'd enjoy Melinda Doolittle, who didn't disappoint. The rest of the line-up included Anwar Robinson ( who has lost his signature dreads), Gina Glocksen (who was fantastic, btw), Alexis Grace (another surprise) and my least favorite, Michael Sarver, (not as bad as I thought he would be.) It was basically a Motown reveue and there were group numbers as well as solos. Melinda sang a song from her CD, as well as Michael. Anwar also sang a beautiful song named "Push", which I believe he said he wrote. Anyway, it was sprinkling throughout the concert and towards the end it really started to come down so the concert was cut short. The group was kind enough to take photos with their fans in the rain. I took the opportunity to purchase Melinda's CD, which I had wanted to do for a while. I got a chance to speak with her, and she signed my CD and took a photo with me. I told her that even though Elliott Yamin will always be my favorite American Idol ever, that she was my second favorite, and favorite female Idol. She laughed and said that that was okay b/c Elliott was her favorite as well. All in all an enjoyable night, even if I did come home fairly wet!