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Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2nd, 1976), known professionally as Mandisa was a contestant on Season 5 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Mandisa auditioned in Chicago. She sang "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Mandisa was shown in the first part of Hollywood Round singing "I Believe in You and Me" by Whitney Houston. She was shown in a montage with Sarah Enouen and Brooke Barrettsmith singing "Band of Gold" by Freda Payne. After her final solo performance, she managed to make the judges' final forty-four and at the final deliberation, she was told that she did enough to make the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Mandisa sang "Never" by Heart. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Mandisa sang "Cry" by Faith Hill. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Mandisa sang "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan. She received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Mandisa sang "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" by Stevie Wonder. She received enough votes to be "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Mandisa sang "I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Mandisa sang "Shackles (Praise You)" by Mary Mary. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 9[]

Mandisa sang "Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain. She received the lowest number of votes that week, eliminating her from the competition.

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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