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Paris Ana'is Bennett (born August 21st, 1988) was a contestant on Season 5 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Paris auditioned in Greensboro. She sang "Cowboy Take Me Away" by Dixie Chicks and "Take Five" by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Paris was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week singing "Can't Fight the Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes. She was shown in a group with Stephanie Scott and Hanna Freeman. She advanced along with Stephanie. At the judges' final deliberation, they told her that she made the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Paris sang "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Cissy Houston. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Paris sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Paris sang "Conga" by Gloria Estefan. She received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Paris sang "All I Do" by Stevie Wonder. She received enough votes to be "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Paris sang "Fever" by Little Willie John. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Paris sang "Work It Out" by Beyonce. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 9[]

Paris sang "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes. She was placed in the Bottom 3 for that week.

Top 8[]

Paris sang "The Show Must Go On" by Queen. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7[]

Paris sang "These Foolish Things" by Billie Holliday. She was placed in the Bottom 3 for that week.

Top 6[]

Paris sang "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand. She was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 5[]

Paris sang "Kiss" by Prince and The Revolution and "Be Without You" by Mary J. Blige. She received the lowest number of votes that week, eliminating her from the competition.

Trivia[]

  • Her grandmother is well-known singer Ann Nesby.
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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