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Locke blows up the Hatch with dynamite
2/21/07: Performs "Since You've Been Gone" by Aretha Franklin in the Top 24 Competition [Watch video here]
2/22/07: Voted to go on to the Top 20 Contestants
2/28/07: Performs "My Funny Valentine" by Frank Sinatra in the Top 20 Competition [Watch video here]
3/01/07: Voted to advance to the Top 16 Contestants
3/07/07: Performs "I'm a Woman" by Peggy Lee in the Top 16 Competition [Watch video here]
3/08/07: Voted into the Top 12 Contestants
3/13/07: Performs "Home" from The Wiz for the Diana Ross week in the Top 12 Competition [Watch video here]
3/14/07: Continues into the Top 11 Finals
3/20/07: Performs "As Long as He Needs Me" from Oliver! for the British Invasion week in the Top 11 Competition [Watch video here]
3/21/07: Continues into the Top 10 Finals
3/27/07: Performs "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer for Gwen Stefani week in the Top 10 Competiton [Watch video here]
3/28/07: Moves on into the Top 9 Competition
4/03/07: Sings "I Got Rhythm" for Tony Bennett/Swing Week in the Final 9 Competition [Watch video here]
4/04/07: Voted into the Top 8 Finals
4/10/07: Sings "Sway" by Jennifer Lopez for the J.Lo/Latin Week in the Final 8 Competition [Watch video here]
4/11/07: Moves into the Top 7 Finals
4/17/07: Performs "Trouble is a Woman" by Julie Reeves for Martina McBride/Country Week [Watch video here]
4/18/07: Voted into the Top 6 Finals
4/24/07: Performs "There Will Come a Day" by Faith Hill for Idol Gives Back/Inspirational Week [Watch video here]
4/25/07: Stays in Top 6 Competition (no eliminations this week)
5/1/07: Melinda sings "Have a Nice Day" by Bon Jovi for Bon Jovi/Rock week-Watch video here]
5/2/07: Continues into the Top 4 Finals (2 eliminations this week)
5/8/07: Melinda sings "Love You Inside Out" and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" by the BeeGee's for Barry Gibb/Disco Week [Watch videos here and here]
5/9/07: Voted into the Top 3 Finals
5/15/07: Melinda performs 3 songs:
Judge's Choice (Randy Jackson): "I Believe in You and Me" by Whitney Houston [watch video here]
Producer's Choice: "Nutbush City Limits" by Ike and Tina Turner [watch video here]
Contestant's Choice: "I'm a Woman" by Peggy Lee [watch video here]
5/16/07: Melinda is voted off of American Idol - does not advance to Top 2 [watch video here]
GREAT JOB MELINDA--I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car fetches nearly $10 mil
Version of the General Lee was sold for $9,900,500 on eBay
The Associated Press
Updated: 8:44 p.m. ET May 4, 2007
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A version of the General Lee — a 1969 Dodge Charger made famous in the television show “The Dukes of Hazzard” — fetched a winning bid of nearly $10 million Friday in an online auction.
If the bidder comes through with cash or financing for the $9,900,500 price, the car will be the most expensive item ever sold by eBay Inc., company spokeswoman Catherine England said.
Actor John Schneider, who played the blond heartthrob Bo Duke in the show, sold the car, which was not featured in the original show but carries the signatures of the cast.
Schneider, 47, said Friday that he expected bidding for the orange coupe, which has “01” on the doors and is emblazoned with the Confederate flag, to go for $3 million at most.
“In my wildest dreams, two people would get into a bidding war at about $2.5 million ... and I would have been delighted with that. However, I’m three times as delighted as that now,” he laughed.
All the living original cast members and crew from the show, which started in 1979, signed their autographs under the hood of the car. It was also featured in the movie “Dukes Go To Hollywood,” and Schneider raced it in The Silver State Classic Challenge in Nevada.
The actor said he would use the money to help produce a sequel to his 2006 movie “Collier & Co.”
“I think I’ll go on vacation first and then make the movie,” said Schneider, who after “Dukes” acted on Broadway and had roles on shows including “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” “This is really, really quite amazing.”
When bidding escalated this week, customer service representatives at San Jose, Calif.-based eBay called Schneider and recommended he take bids only from pre-qualified eBay customers who could confirm financing and provide other details. Although all eBay bids are considered a legally binding contract, the transaction isn’t official.
E-mails to the winning bidder, who uses the screen name “Fishbashr1” and beat out 60 other bids, went unanswered on Friday afternoon.
“The way it works is the money and vehicle swap hands between buyer and seller, but until we hear from buyer and seller we have no way of verifying whether the transaction happened,” England said.
The current eBay record sale is $4.9 million for a private jet several years ago.
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