Marvalinn is a singer/songwriter that writes contemporary worship music. Her style has been influenced by such Christian artists as Israel Houghton and Hillsong's Church in Australia. The keyboard and flute are her primary instruments. She is currently one of the worship leaders at Harvest Christian Church located in Detroit. In May, 2008 Marvalinn was the winner of the 'Dreams are Possible' competition held by LaShell and Lee Griffin of DAP Music. LaShell was Oprah Winfrey's Popstar winner in 2004. In 2009, Marvalinn will appear on a future project produced by DAP Music. Marvalinn was announced the American Idol Underground Big Push 2 faith-based winner in June 2007. This competition took place over the internet where listeners choose their favorite song. "Press On" was the song that secured the #1 spot for Marvalinn. At the time of the win, American Idol Underground was in partnership with the producers of the television show American Idol. Marvalinn is a native Detroiter and currently resides in Detroit with her husband and four children. She has a heart for the city, and believes that great restoration and a Godly transformation will take place. No longer will Detroit be called a barren and forgotten land, but it will be looked to as a light to the nation.