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Dolly Shines On American Idol

Dolly Parton performs 'Jesus & Gravity' on American Idol on April 2, 2008Dolly Parton week continued tonight on American Idol with all of the Idol contestants beginning the show with a performance of Dolly’s “9 To 5”. Dolly later performed the brand new single from her Backwoods Barbie album, “Jesus & Gravity”, complete with a gospel choir and her full band. After the performance, Dolly joked with host Ryan Seacrest, saying “I’ve got Jesus and you’ve got Simon!” Then after a round of mixed performances on last night’s show, Ramiele Malubay was sent home with the other eight contestants heading on to the next round of competitions. All of last night’s live performances from the contestants, as well as full-length studio versions, are now available for download on iTunes.

The American Idol website has posted three interview clips with Dolly as she discusses working with all the Idol contestants, the making of her new Backwoods Barbie album, and writing all the music for her upcoming 9 To 5 Broadway musical. Here is the video from tonight’s performance:

10 Responses to “Dolly Shines On American Idol”

  1. Sandra Penley Says:

    Just wanted to let you know what an inspiration I truly believe you are with your songs and writings. Thanks Dolly for going on such a well watched program and singing about Jesus. Songs about Him do not seem to be to popular at times and it is refreshing to know there are those who still will write and sing about Him. I have so many favorites(Coat of Many Colors, I Will Always Love You, etc.) Keep on performing, singing, and most of all being the true genuine person you are. Love, prayers, and blessings to you!!!!!

  2. Sheryl Says:

    Hey Dolly way to go girl.

    I loved it, Your Song Jesus and gravity
    Thank You, Thank You
    Way to be Obedient..
    Now is the Lord trying to get our attention…I say yes He is
    The blessing will come back to You a Hundred fold.

  3. Nancy Benavides Says:

    Amazing – who would have thought that we could have Jesus in prime time!!!! Thank you Dolly, for your courage and convictions. The world is a better place because of you.

  4. Tracy Bobbitt Says:

    I want to thank you for all the songs that have done over the years, but Jesus and Gravity is the BEST YET! At this time my sister is going through alot in her life and Jesus brought all of us to gravity. My sisters husband has been in a coma since August 2007. This song touch my heart and I hope that it will touch more pople. Thank you for speaking and sining of our Heavenly father.

    God Bless you Dolly!

  5. Cindy Jenkins Says:


    You look and sound great! Keep up the good work. Your proformance on American Idol was wounderful.

  6. Kim Says:

    Don’t wanna be the first with *negativity* but her voice wasn’t that good, was it? I really don’t know nothing about that stuff, but it sounded a bit off?

    She’s still Dolly, so I’ll worship the ground she walks anyway!

  7. Kia Says:

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you. I loved the song “Jesus & Gravity”! What an encouragement!

  8. Cheri Rasmussen Says:

    I have so much respect for you. I love Jesus with every fiber of my being, and I cried when I saw you glorify him in front of millions of people who so seperately need to know his love and the joy that really is our strength. With the song “Jesus and Gravity” i feel as though you sang my heart! He is definetly the best friend I have ever had, and I truely hope He is your best friend too.
    PLEASE continue to take every opportunity that God blesses you with to reach others for the building of his kingdom in this earth and I know that He will continue to be well pleased. God Bless you!

  9. Nathalie Thijs-Stoop from Belgium Says:

    Dear Dolly,
    Dolly you are the Best !!!
    Hope to see you in Ahoy in the Netherlands !
    I have seen you in Zwolle 18 march 2007 and it was fantastic !
    A dream come true !!! Many Thanks for that !!!
    I also Thank you for all these years that you give me inspiration !
    The first time I heard your music I was 7 years old and I’m now 31 and your music has helped me a lot all these years !!!
    If all people where like you !!! The world would be a better Place !
    Keep doing the GOOD things you do and your new CD is fantastic !
    Love you and God Bless you !!!

  10. marcia Says:

    I loved the way the page was done- beautiful pink! so proper!
    The video was wonderful, full size screen, clear image. You gyus gathered so much information about her! All her shows, clips, comments…. Very thorough job. I loved it

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