Jared Lincoln Cotter (born June 17th, 1981) was a contestant on Season 6 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Jared's audition was not televised.

Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Jared's stay in Hollywood was not televised much, but he did manage to make the final forty. On the final day in Hollywood, he sang "Cupid" by Sam Cooke. Later, the judges revealed to him that she had made it to the Top 24.

Top 24[edit | edit source]

Jared sang "Back at One" by Brian McKnight. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[edit | edit source]

Jared sang "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[edit | edit source]

Jared sang "If You Really Love Me" by Stevie Wonder. He was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week, eliminating him from the competition.

After the Show[edit | edit source]

Jared is a credited co-songwriter of the Billboard #1 hit "Down" by Jay Sean, ft. Lil' Wayne, which went on to sell six million copies in the United States and went certified Platinum in several countries.

Season 6
Finalists
Jordin Sparks  · Blake Lewis · Melinda Doolittle  · LaKisha Jones  · Chris Richardson  · Phil Stacey  · Sanjaya Malakar  · Haley Scarnato  · Gina Glocksen  · Chris Sligh  · Stephanie Edwards  · Brandon Rogers
Semifinalists
Sundance Head  · Sabrina Sloan  · Antonella Barba  · Jared Cotter  · Leslie Hunt  · A.J. Tabaldo  · Alaina Alexander  · Nicholas Pedro  · Rudy Cardenas  · Nicole Tranquillo  · Amy Krebs  · Paul Kim
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