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Melanie Sanders was a contestant on Season 1 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Melanie auditioned in Atlanta. She sang "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Melanie's stay in Hollywood was not televised much, but she managed to make the Top 30.

Top 30[]

Melanie sang "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday. She did not receive enough votes to make the Top 10, eliminating her from the competition.

Season 1
Finalists
Kelly Clarkson · Justin Guarini · Nikki McKibbin · Tamyra Gray · R.J. Helton · Christina Christian · Ryan Starr · A.J. Gil · Jim Verraros · EJay Day
Semifinalists
Christopher Aaron · Kelli Glover · Alexis Lopez · Angela Peel · Chris Badano · Khaleef Chiles · Kristin Holt · Tanesha Ross · Melanie Sanders · Mark Scott · Alexandra Bachelier · Jamar · Jazmin Lowery · Gil Sinuet · Tenia Taylor · Natalie Burge · Rodesia Eaves · Brad Estrin · Adriel Herrera · Justinn Waddell
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