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Mandisa Speaks With Idol Extra & Idol Tonight After Attending American Idol Show

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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
April 2, 2009

Nashville, Tenn, Apr. 2, 2009… The week after her sophomore release Freedom debuted, Mandisa mania is still raging with an upcoming piece on “E! News Live” and a three out of four star “People” Magazine review. The American Idol alum also attended Tuesday’s American Idol show and weighed in with “Idol Extra” and “Idol Tonight” on her thoughts about the season.

“E! News Live” will feature a workout segment with a now 80 pounds slimmer Mandisa and her trainer on tonight’s episode. The popular entertainment show with Ryan Seacrest and Guiliana Rancic airs on the E! Network weeknights at 7pm EST and 11:30EST, and will repeat tomorrow at 3:30amEST and 12pmEST.

“People” Magazine also has shown to be a fan of Mandisa’s newest CD Freedom by saying...

“This American Idol also-ran from season 5 has carved out a nice niche for herself as a contemporary gospel artist. She follows up her Grammy-nominated debut with another disc that makes you rethink that ninth-place finish.”

After attending Tuesday’s American Idol show, Mandisa spoke with friend and fellow season 5 finalist Ace Young as a part of “Idol Extra.” The singer talked about her new record, Women of Faith tour as well as her thoughts on the evening’s performances. For more information on airing times visit, The latest episode will air tonight at 7pm and 10pm EST on Fox Reality Channel.

Airing last night, “Idol Tonight” also caught up with Mandisa while she was in Los Angeles. Hosts Justin Guarini and Kimberly Caldwell spoke with Mandisa about her latest record and asked for her feedback on finalists such as Anoop, Kris Allen and more. To see when the show will air on the TV Guide Network near you, visit

Freedom landed in the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Christian Albums. In addition, the first single off of Freedom “My Deliverer” is continuing to climb the AC Indicator’s Top 15, currently at the no. 12 spot.

MANDISA is speaking to women worldwide about the freedom she has experienced through her faith and incredible 75+lb weight loss in her sophomore release, FREEDOM, bowing Mar. 24.

FREEDOM is the follow-up to Mandisa’s 2007 debut, TRUE BEAUTY, an album that created history by becoming the highest chart entry and the best-selling debut artist in the life of her label, Sparrow Records. It also became the only female debut to hit No. 1 in the 27-year history of Billboard’s Christian Retail Chart, received a GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, and her debut single “Only the World,” hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Single Sales chart.

For more info on Mandisa, visit the JFH Artists Database.



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