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Jacob Tolliver was a contestant on Season 14 of American Idol.


Jacob auditioned in Minneapolis. He sang "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis. Keith felt the song was too much of a Lewis imitation and asked for a second song. He then sang "Stay with Me" by Sam Smith. After all, all three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Jacob was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Line of Ten as Michael Simeon, "Big Ron" Wilson and Ryan Pinkston. His singing performance was not televised. Afterwards, the judges told him that he was eliminated.


  • At the time of his audition, Jacob was cast in a Las Vegas run of Million Dollar Quartet as Jerry Lee Lewis' understudy.