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Paging Doctor Sean

We almost lost a music great to the world of medicine.jsean

On today’s SAJA (South Asian Journalists Association) interview with chart-topping singer Jay Sean, the UK-born superstar reveals he was heading down a completely different career path when his music took off.

In the interview, in partnership with SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing, and Entertaiment, Jay Sean reveals that his popularity is no small feat, as he is the first artist of Indian origin to top the Billboard Top 100 at #1 with his hit song, “Down” (featuring Lil’ Wayne).

But instead of having his smooth voice heard on the radio across the world as he does today, Jay could have been seeing patients as Dr. Sean.

When asked about how his South Asian family viewed his career choice and if they pressured him into a more traditional professional career, Jay replied that in fact, he was the one who “wanted to be a doctor.”  Medicine seemed like a natural career choice since growing up, he was “fascinated by science and the body and the mind.”

So, how did Jay make the career switch that led him to super stardom?  Jay explains:

“Simultaneously, I was getting on with music which is my passion, but I guess  I never expected the music to go so crazy. I never expected it to get to the level where it did where I had to make that critical choice, and I made that choice.  And thankfully it was the right choice, and it got me to where I am now.”

So to all you aspiring singers, follow your passion, even if there has never been someone like you at the top before. Especially if you can break barriers for those who will come after.

Listen to the full interview here.

American Idol's Melinda Doolittle reaches out to fans with BlogTalkRadio

melindadoolittle.jpgShe’s back!

Vocal powerhouse Melinda Doolittle, American Idol singing sensation from last season, will be back on Moments with Melinda this Sunday at 4pm ET.

After her first two sessions on BlogTalkRadio interacting with her fanbase, Melinda has decided to join host Tyler from MelindaFan.net for a third show.

In this special ninety minute edition, Melinda will update fans on her upcoming debut album, including a discussion of her single “My Funny Valentine” which will hit iTunes on February 12.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to connect with one of your favorite Idol personalities.

Tune in at 4pm ET for Melinda Doolittle LIVE!

American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle reaches out to fans with BlogTalkRadio

melindadoolittle.jpgShe’s back!

Vocal powerhouse Melinda Doolittle, American Idol singing sensation from last season, will be back on Moments with Melinda this Sunday at 4pm ET.

After her first two sessions on BlogTalkRadio interacting with her fanbase, Melinda has decided to join host Tyler from MelindaFan.net for a third show.

In this special ninety minute edition, Melinda will update fans on her upcoming debut album, including a discussion of her single “My Funny Valentine” which will hit iTunes on February 12.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to connect with one of your favorite Idol personalities.

Tune in at 4pm ET for Melinda Doolittle LIVE!

BlogTalkRadio brings Idols closer to fans

Moments with Melinda is back tonight on BlogTalkRadio, for its second show in only a few days.

Melinda Doolittle, a semifinalist of last season’s American Idol, the powerhouse singer who attracted a following of admirers, wants to make sure she can reach all her fans.

md.jpgBrought to us by MelindaFan.net, this show aims to bring the American Idol fan favorite from last season a little closer to her fans. When Melinda had dozens of fans waiting on queue to talk to her when she ended her hour long show on Saturday, she promised she would come back soon to talk to those callers she didn’t get to. And three days later, she’s back.

Get your Moments with Melinda tonight at 8pm ET.

Melinda’s appearance on the show will be frequent, as she promises to use the tool to keep in touch with her audience around the globe. This isn’t the first American Idol great we’ve welcomed to the airwaves. Jennifer Hudson’s appearance on Idol Radio Show also had scores of fans waiting to speak to the Oscar-winning Dreamgirl.

Recently, BlogTalkRadio has also welcomed Vote For the Worst to the network. This show was started by a die-hard group of Idol watchers who wanted to take the power of the audience to shape the show into their own hands by starting a website to keep on their favorite contestants, despite their singing ability. These fans aimed to keep certain contestants on the show for their entertainment value, while creating a media phenomenon.

Entire shows, Idol Radio Show as well as Idol Radio Buzz, are dedicated to interviewing and keeping in touch with our favorite Idol contestants.

We welcome any and all fan shows to the network, and love how these let Idol followers join the conversation with their favorite contestants.