Watch 'American Idol' Alum Melinda Doolittle and Postmodern Jukebox Give Queen a Tina Turner Redo
When Melinda Doolittle competed on the sixth season of American Idol, both judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson compared her to a "young Tina Turner."
Indeed, Doolittle showed off those chops during Bon Jovi week, performing the song, "Have a Nice Day." Ten years later she is channeling Turner once again, with an inspired Postmodern Jukebox collaboration on the Queen hit "Don't Stop Me Now."
Backed by American Idol season 14 alum Rayvon Owen and Briana Lee, PMJ and Doolittle mash the 1978 song from the band's Jazz album (which also contains the hits "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Race") into Turner's "Proud Mary."
"Our version of Queen’s 'Don’t Stop Me Now' takes inspiration from 'Proud Mary' and other horn-driven classics from the Soul Era, and Rayvon Owen and Briana Lee complemented Melinda’s voice with their own soulful tones," Postmodern Jukebox leader Scott Bradlee wrote on the group's website.