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Amanda Lindsay Overmyer (born October 28th, 1984) was a contestant on Season 7 of American Idol.


Amanda auditioned in Atlanta. She sang "Mean Woman" by Janis Joplin. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Amanda was shown during the first day of Hollywood Week. A week prior to performing, she was in a car accident and received stitches and got a couple of broken ribs. Despite this, she continued on in the competition. She sang "Light My Fire" by The Doors. All three judges voted "yes", giving her a free ride to the final day of Hollywood Week. She had managed to make it to the judges' final fifty, and during the final deliberation, it was revealed that she had made the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Amanda sang "Baby, Please Don't Go" by Big Joe Williams. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Amanda sang "Carry On, Wayward Son" by Kansas. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Amanda sang "I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett. She received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Amanda sang "You Can't Do That" by The Beatles. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Amanda sang "Back in the U.S.S.R." by The Beatles. She received the lowest number of votes that week, eliminating her from the competition.

Season 7
David Cook · David Archuleta · Syesha Mercado  · Jason Castro · Brooke White · Carly Smithson · Kristy Lee Cook · Michael Johns · Ramiele Malubay · Chikezie · Amanda Overmyer · David Hernandez
Danny Noriega · Asia'h Epperson · Luke Menard · Kady Malloy · Robbie Carrico · Alaina Whitaker · Alexandréa Lushington · Jason Yeager · Colton Berry · Joanne Borgella · Amy Davis · Garrett Haley