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Brett Asa "Ace" Young (born November 15th, 1980) was a contestant on Season 5 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Ace auditioned in Denver. He sang "Swear It Again" by Westlife. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Ace was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week singing "If I Ever Fall in Love" by Shai. He was also shown in a group with Chris Daughtry and Bobby Bullard. For his final solo performance, he sang "She's Out of My Life" by Michael Jackson. He was placed in the same deliberation room as Terrell Brittenum, Kevin Covais, Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington. Everyone in his room advanced. At the judges' final deliberation, they told him that he did enough to make the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Ace sang "Father Figure" by George Michael. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Ace sang "If You're Not the One" by Daniel Bedingfield. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Ace sang "Butterflies" by Michael Jackson. He received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Ace sang "Do I Do" by Stevie Wonder. He was placed in the Bottom 3 for that week.

Top 11[]

Ace sang "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Ace sang "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" by Train. He was placed in the Bottom 3 for that week.

Top 9[]

Ace sang "Tonight I Wanna Cry" by Keith Urban. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Ace sang "We Will Rock You" by Queen. He was placed in the Bottom 3 for that week.

Top 7[]

Ace sang "That's All" by Nat "King" Cole. He received the lowest number of votes that week, eliminating him from the competition.

After the Show[]

In 2008, Ace received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song for co-writing "It's Not Over" by Daughtry. In 2013, he married fellow American Idol alum Diana DeGarmo.

Season 5
Finalists
Taylor Hicks  · Katharine McPhee  · Elliott Yamin  · Chris Daughtry  · Paris Bennett  · Kellie Pickler  · Ace Young  · Bucky Covington  · Mandisa  · Lisa Tucker  · Kevin Covais  · Melissa McGhee
Semifinalists
Gedeon McKinney  · Ayla Brown  · Will Makar  · Kinnik Sky  · Jose "Sway" Penala  · David Radford  · Heather Cox  · Brenna Gethers  · Patrick Hall  · Stevie Scott  · Bobby Bennett  · Becky O'Donohue
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