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Aaron Marcellus Sanders (born June 25th, 1984) was a contestant on Season 10 and Season 11 of American Idol.

Season 7 Audition[]

Aaron's audition was not televised, but the American Idol website mentioned that he auditioned in Dallas.

Season 7 Hollywood Round[]

Aaron's stay in Hollywood wasn't shown much, but he was presumed eliminated sometime whilst there.

Season 10 Audition[]

Aaron's audition was not televised.

Season 10 Hollywood Round[]

Aaron was shown in a group called "Four Plus One" with Jordan Dorsey and Robbie Rosen. He did enough to progress to the top sixty-one.

Season 10 Las Vegas Round[]

In Las Vegas, he was shown singing "Got to Get You Into My Life" with Jordan and Robbie. He was eliminated at some point thereafter.

Season 11 Audition[]

Aaron auditioned in Pittsburgh. He sang "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Season 11 Hollywood Round[]

Aaron was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Erika Van Pelt. He sang "Starting Here, Starting Now". He advanced and was later shown in a group called "Groove Sauce" along with Nick Boddington, Reed Grimm, Jen Hirsh and Creighton Fraker singing "Hold On, I'm Comin'" by Sam & Dave. Everyone in his group advanced. He was later shown in a deliberation room that received good news and advanced to the final seventy.

Las Vegas Round[]

Aaron was shown in a group called "Lady and the Spectacles" with Jen Hirsh, Nick Boddington and Creighton Fraker singing "Sealed with a Kiss" by The Four Voices. Everyone in the group except Nick advanced.

At the final judgment, the judges told him he did enough to advance to the Top 24.

Top 25[]

Aaron sang "Never Can Say Goodbye" by The Jackson 5. He was eliminated at this stage of the competition.

Season 11
Finalists
 ·Phillip Phillips ·Jessica Sanchez ·Joshua Ledet ·Hollie Cavanagh ·Skylar Laine ·Elise Testone ·Colton Dixon ·DeAndre Brackensick ·Heejun Han ·Erika Van Pelt ·Shannon Magrane ·Jermaine Jones ·Jeremy Rosado
Semifinalists
 ·Reed Grimm ·Jen Hirsh ·Brielle Von Hugel —— ·Adam Brock ·Baylie Brown ·Hallie Day ·Creighton Fraker ·Eben Franckewitz ·Haley Johnsen ·Chase Likens ·Aaron Marcellus ·Chelsea Sorrell
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