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Timothy Joseph Urban (born May 1, 1989) was a contestant in Season 9 of American Idol.


Although Tim's audition was not fully televised, a flashback revealed that he auditioned in Dallas. He sang "Bulletproof Weeks" by Matt Nathanson. Simon and at least two other judges voted "yes", sending him through.

Hollywood Round[]

Tim was shown in the same Group of Eight as Justin Williams. He sang "Come Back to Me" by David Cook. He did enough to advance. He later appeared in a group called "Team Awesome" along with Michael Lynche, Michael Castro, and Seth Rollins singing "Get Ready" by The Temptations. After his final solo performance, he was placed in the same holding room as Casey James, Tyler Grady, Andrew Garcia, Todrick Hall, Katie Stevens, Jermaine Sellers, Siobhan Magnus, Crystal Bowersox, Alex Lambert, Michael Lynche, Thaddeus Johnson, Tori Kelly, Lilly Scott, and Jeff Goldford. Everyone in his room advanced. Although not televised, at the final deliberation, the judges told him he did not make the Top 24.

However, after Chris Golightly's disqualification, Tim served as his replacement, making him a semifinalist.

Top 24[]

Tim sang "Apologize" by OneRepublic. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

Tim sang "Come On Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

Tim sang "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. He received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Tim sang "Under My Thumb" by The Rolling Stones.


Week # Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Bulletproof Weeks" Matt Nathanson N/A Advanced
Hollywood First Solo "Come Back to Me" David Cook N/A Advanced
Hollywood Group Round "Get Ready" The Temptations N/A Advanced
Hollywood Second Solo "Viva la Vida" Coldplay N/A Eliminated
Top 24 (12 Men) Billboard Hot 100 Hits "Apologize]" One Republic 4 Safe
Top 20 (10 Men) "Come On Get Higher" Matt Nathanson 9 Safe
Top 16 (8 Men) "Hallelujah" Leonard Cohen 3 Safe
Top 12 The Rolling Stones "Under My Thumb" The Rolling Stones 7 Bottom 3
Top 11 Billboard #1 Hits "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Queen 3 Bottom 3
Top 10 Soul "Sweet Love" Anita Baker 5 Bottom 3
Top 9 Lennon/McCartney "All My Loving" The Beatles 6 Safe
Top 9 Elvis Presley "Can't Help Falling in Love" Elvis Presley 3 Safe
Top 7 Inspirational Songs "Better Days" Goo Goo Dolls 3 Eliminated
Season 9
 ·Lee DeWyze ·Crystal Bowersox ·Casey James ·Michael Lynche ·Aaron Kelly ·Siobhan Magnus ·Tim Urban ·Katie Stevens ·Andrew Garcia ·Didi Benami ·Paige Miles ·Lacey Brown
 ·Katelyn Epperly ·Todrick Hall ·Alex Lambert ·Lilly Scott ·Michelle Delamor ·John Park ·Jermaine Sellers ·Haeley Vaughn ·Tyler Grady ·Joe Muñoz ·Ashley Rodriguez ·Janell Wheeler ·Chris Golightly