Katherine Sauerbier, known professionally as Kez Ban was a contestant on Season 12 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Kez auditioned in Chicago. She sang "I've Got No Strings" by Dickie Jones (from Disney's Pinocchio) and an original song. All four judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Kez was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Briana Oakley and Shubha Vedula. She had a cold which hindered her singing ability. Despite this, she advanced and was later shown in a group called "The Misfits" with Janelle Arthur, Breanna Steer and Angela Miller singing "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes. Everyone in her group advanced. For her final solo performance, she sang an original song. Afterwards, the judges told her that she was eliminated.

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