Melinda Lira

Melinda Lira

BandR&BGospel

2005 American Idol Finalist, called best vocalist by judge Randy Jackson. Gospel influenced Urban R&B Vocalist. Independent album on KAM Records, currently recording new album and touring the West Coast.

Biography

Melinda Lira is a native to the Central Valley residing in Hanford, CA where she was born and raised. Melinda’s vocal talent was recognized at an early age by Motown Records and various agents and producers. Even though she had made great connections in the industry, Melinda chose to finish school before pursuing her career in music. Melinda graduated with honors from Hanford West High School, where she participated in choir and on various sports teams. She was the team captain on her volleyball team as well. Melinda has had the awesome opportunity to sing in many venues large and small and has made quite a name for herself this past year alone. Melinda has won vocal competitions and her most recent achievement was placing in the top 12 female vocalists on FOX’s American Idol Season 4, where she beat out over 100,000 other contestants across the country. Noticing her talent and potential, producers and labels are vying for her attention including Arista Records, RCA Records, American Idol’s Randy Jackson and even Oscar-winner Jaime Foxx who was wowed by her performance at his home in early April and has asked if she would consider working with him on his projects. Melinda enjoys performing for the Valley and is very proud of her roots as well as representing her Mexican-Filipino heritage. “Never give up on your dreams, always keep the Faith and never let anyone bring you down. God will give you the strength to overcome, so keep your head up high and press on.” This is Melinda’s motto.

Discography

Melinda KAM records, iTunes, CD Baby

Set List

Dance With Somebody
Survivor
Run With You
Promises
Shackles
If It Ain't You
Joyful
Get To Know Me
Keepin' Da Faith
aprox 45 minutes, mix of remakes and original songs