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Cornelius Edwards was a contestant on Season 9 of American Idol.


Cornelius auditioned in Orlando. He sang "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner. When he performed the splits halfway through his song, his pants ripped. In spite of this, all three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Cornelius was shown during the first part of Hollywood Week. He sang "Cowboy Take Me Away" by Dixie Chicks. He was eliminated shortly thereafter.