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Abner Juda "A.J." Gil (born July 5th, 1984) was a contestant on Season 1 of American Idol.


A.J. auditioned in Seattle. He sang the American National Anthem. The judges stood up and clapped. It is not known how the judges voted, but at least two of them voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

A.J. was shown in a group visibly forgetting his lyrics. Despite this, he managed to advance. Later on, he managed to progress to the Top 30.

Top 30[]

A.J. sang "All or Nothing" by O-Town. He received enough votes that week to make the Top 10.

Top 10[]

A.J. sang "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 8[]

A.J. sang "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by Marvin Gaye. He was eliminated at this stage of the competition.

Season 1
Kelly Clarkson · Justin Guarini · Nikki McKibbin · Tamyra Gray · R.J. Helton · Christina Christian · Ryan Starr · A.J. Gil · Jim Verraros · EJay Day
Christopher Aaron · Kelli Glover · Alexis Lopez · Angela Peel · Chris Badano · Khaleef Chiles · Kristin Holt · Tanesha Ross · Melanie Sanders · Mark Scott · Alexandra Bachelier · Jamar · Jazmin Lowery · Gil Sinuet · Tenia Taylor · Natalie Burge · Rodesia Eaves · Brad Estrin · Adriel Herrera · Justinn Waddell