Okay, so as we discussed yesterday, Melinda Doolittle has not (yet) scored a major-label record deal following her third-place run on last season’s American Idol, but all is not lost. My pal Dawnie Walton, back from a recent trip to Atlanta, informs me that the former backup singer has parlayed her Idol fame into a different kind of gig: Singing the praises of Zaxby’s chicken restaurants:

Yeah, Melinda fans, I died a little bit inside the first time I saw it, too, but that initial wave of rage against 19 Entertainment has been replaced by something else. Is it an early-morning craving for fried chicken and Texas toast? Ugh, I need help.