Aug 27 2012

Mandisa on Good Morning America with TobyMac

'American Idol' Singer Loses 100 Pounds After Simon Cowell Remark. Good Morning America

When Mandisa Hundley auditioned for "American Idol" in 2006 she thought it would be her chance to make it big in music.

Instead, the opportunity turned into heartbreak, thanks to a comment from then-judge Simon Cowell.

As Hundley, 35, stood before the judges, Cowell, known for his often brutal appraisals of contestants, commented not on Hundley's soulful sound, but her size.

"Do we have a bigger stage this year?" he said.

"It was just hurtful and mean and the one thing I didn't want to have happen," Hundley said.

The gospel singer, who told Cowell on that show that she forgave him, also took Cowell's words to heart and changed her life.

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Mandisa Hundley Performs 'Good Morning' Live. Good Morning America

The "American Idol" star plays a song from her latest album, "What If We Were Real."

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8/28/2012 5:04:41 AM
Mark United States
Mark
Awesome....Smile You were Beautiful before and you are just as Beautiful Now.. You and Toby Rock..Keep on Praising, Brings Tears to my eyes...
8/28/2012 6:01:51 AM
Hilda United States
Hilda
LOVED IT! Had to watch again for my ride to work. God has blessed you with a beautiful voice to match your beautiful soul! You inspire me every day! Thank you!
8/28/2012 2:56:51 PM
Brenda United States
Brenda
I love this song and I dedicated it to my daughter because shes not a morning person.
8/29/2012 9:05:02 AM
Jenny United States
Jenny
Thanks for posting this on KLove.  I couldn't find it on GMA, and it was great!  Mandisa, you're an inspiration - don't give up on yourself!
8/31/2012 6:36:19 PM
janine United States
janine
Love Mandisa and Toby Mac!  You guys are great!  Mandisa you are a strong woman keep up the great work!
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