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Mandisa grew up in Citrus Heights, California (Sacramento County) and graduated from El Camino Fundamental High School. She then attended American River College in Sacramento where she studied Vocal Jazz. Then she was off to Fisk University in Tennessee and graduated with a bachelor's of music degree with a concentration in vocal performance. Mandisa currently resides in the suburban Nashville community of Antioch, Tennessee. When she auditioned for American Idol in Chicago, she asked the judges to call her just Mandisa , and she has been billed as Mandisa (with no last name) on the show since the show's Hollywood round. Mandisa was a backup singer for famed Christian author and speaker Beth Moore. She has stated her musical influences run the gamut from Whitney Houston to Def Leppard.
Idol judge Simon Cowell made several comments about Mandisa's weight during her audition. When he first saw her, he quipped are we going to have a bigger stage this year. Later, when Paula Abdul commented that Mandisa had a Frenchie growl to her voice, Cowell responded that a more apt comparison would be to France itself. These were among comments that drew the ire of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, and would be one of the reasons Mandisa would entitle her 2007 album True Beauty .
When Mandisa presented herself to the judges prior to the final cut-down to the season's 24 semi-finalists, she told Cowell: what I want to say to you is that, yes, you hurt me and I cried and it was painful, it really was. But I want you to know that I've forgiven you and that you don't need someone to apologize in order to forgive somebody. I figure that if Jesus could die so that all of my wrongs could be forgiven, I can certainly extend that same grace to you. Cowell told Mandisa that he was humbled and apologized to her immediately.
On the March 7, 2006 Idol show, she stated in her pre-performance video that she sucked her thumb until she was 24 years old. She performed a rendition of Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman which drew praise from all three judges. She was among the 12 contestants chosen on March 9, 2006, as a finalist in Idol's fifth season.
Finals Stevie Wonder Week- Mandisa performed Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing . During this week Randy commented that her performance wasn't as great as her rendition of I'm Every Woman , but he said she was the best so far. Paula said Mandisa can sing anything. Simon said she was the best so far.
1950's Week- Mandisa sang a 1954 classic I Don't Hurt Anymore . Randy loved it and thought that she had set the mark. Paula commented that the performance was flawless and that Mandisa was a thoroughbred. Simon proclaimed that he loved it and that Mandisa made herself and the song very sexy.