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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
May 22, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. May 22, 2009… It’s a good week to be Mandisa! After being featured on Entertainment Tonight on Wed., Mandisa landed a spot in US Weekly’s “Hot Bodies” issue out on newsstands now. The Freedom singer also attended the highly anticipated season eight finale of American Idol held on Wed. May 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Mandisa spoke with US Weekly while in New York in detail about her 85 pound weight loss. Entertainment Tonight also came to capture the Idol alum’s photo shoot and to find out more about her recent weight loss. For more information on US Weekly, visit

On Wed. May 20, Mandisa appeared on the American Idol finale red carpet speaking with E! News, TV Guide, Fox News, and more. The season five finalist also appeared on Idol Tonight Tues. May 19. Mandisa also twittered about her Idol finale experience, to view her twitter page go to

Mandisa arrives on the American Idol finale red carpet.

Season seven alum David Hernandez and Mandisa before the finale.

With fellow season five finalist Ace Young in the midst of Fox affiliate news interviews.

Season four runner-up Bo Bice and Mandisa take a break during interviews.

Mandisa will also be appearing on the Trinity Broadcasting Network tomorrow evening, Sat. May 23 at 6pm CST speaking about her experience on the Women of Faith tour. For more information on TBN, visit

MANDISA is speaking to women worldwide about the freedom she has experienced through her faith and incredible 80+lb weight loss in her sophomore album release, FREEDOM, which bowed Mar. 24. Mandisa has also been seen on Today, CNN online, E! News Live and more in promotion for her latest album.

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. TRUE BEAUTY 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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