Rooting for Melinda Ademi on American Idol

One of my early favorites on the new season of American Idol is sixteen year old Melinda Ademi, whose family escaped the war in Kosovo.  Her audition was an excellent rendition of Cee-Lo's "Forget You."  It would be great to see her make it all the way to the finals.

Hopefully she can bring pride to ethnic Albanians everywhere, especially when we can use some positive news and feel-good diversions after seeing reports of the violence in Albania's capital where anti-government protests led to a number of deaths and many injuries.

Melinda is a burst of hope.  Witness clips of her talent at and tune in to American Idol to cheer her to victory.