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American Idol Christian Singer Was 47




Mandisa, the Grammy-winning Christian singer who started her profession on “American Idol,” was discovered useless in her Nashville residence on Thursday. She was 47.

“We are able to verify that yesterday Mandisa was present in her residence deceased,” her consultant confirmed to native outlet The Tennessean. “Presently we have no idea the reason for loss of life or any additional particulars. We ask to your prayers for her household and close-knit circle of mates throughout this extremely tough time.”

The Christian radio community Okay-Love additionally honored the gospel and modern Christian singer.

“Mandisa beloved Jesus, and she or he used her unusually in depth platform to speak about Him at each flip,” wrote David Pierce, chief media officer of Okay-Love. “Her kindness was epic, her smile electrical, her voice huge, nevertheless it was no match for the scale of her coronary heart. Mandisa struggled, and she or he was susceptible sufficient to share that with us, which helped us discuss our personal struggles. Mandisa’s struggles are over, she is with the God she sang about now. Whereas we’re saddened, Mandisa is residence. We’re praying for Mandisa’s household and mates and ask you to affix us.”

Born Mandisa Lynn Hundley, the singer auditioned for Season 5 of “American Idol” in 2005 and have become a favourite on the present when it aired a yr later. She superior to the highest 9 contestants earlier than being eradicated. Throughout her run, she sang hits like “I’m Each Girl,” “I Don’t Harm Anymore,” “Don’t You Fear ‘Bout a Factor,” “Any Man of Mine,” “Shackles (Reward You)” and extra.

After her “American Idol” breakthrough, Mandisa launched her first album, “True Magnificence,” in 2007. It debuted on the high of Billboard’s Christian album chart, a primary for a feminine artist, and at No. 43 on the Billboard 200. Her first single off the album, “Solely the World,” debuted at No. 2 on the new singles chart and reached No. 1 in its second week.

Her different albums included “It’s Christmas” (2008), “Freedom” (2009), “What if We Have been Actual” (2011), “Overcomer” (2013), “Out of the Darkish” (2017) and a biggest hits album in 2020. She obtained Grammy nominations for finest pop/modern gospel album for “True Magnificence” and “Freedom” and for modern Christian music album with “What if We Have been Actual.” Her win lastly got here when “Overcomer” earned a trophy for modern Christian album, plus a further nom for gospel/modern Christian efficiency for the title observe.

Mandisa was one among simply 5 “American Idol” alumi to win a Grammy, together with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Tori Kelly.

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