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Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) was a contestant in Season 5 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Kellie auditioned in Greensboro. She sang "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson and "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Kellie was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week singing "Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton-John. After that her stay was not shown much, but she sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel for her final solo performance. At the final deliberation, the judges told her that she had made the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Kellie sang "How Far" by Martina McBride. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Kellie sang "Something to Talk About" by Bonnie Raitt. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Kellie sang "I'm the Only One" by Melissa Etheridge. She received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Kellie sang "Blame It on the Sun" by Stevie Wonder. She received enough votes to be "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Kellie sang "Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Kellie sang "Suds in My Bucket" by Sara Evans. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 9[]

Kellie sang "Fancy" by Bobbie Gentry. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Kellie sang "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7[]

Kellie sang "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" by Vivienne Segal. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 6[]

Kellie sang "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers. She received the lowest number of votes that week, eliminating her from the competition.

Season 18[]

Kellie appeared in the Finale of Season 18.

Gallery[]


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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