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Season 5 Top 12 Contestants

  • Ace Young

    Ace Young

    Age: 25

    Denver, CO

    Voted Off Apr. 19

  • Bucky Covington

    Bucky Covington

    Age: 28

    Rockingham, NC

    Voted Off Apr. 12

  • Chris Daughtry

    Chris Daughtry

    Age: 26

    McLeansville, NC

    Voted Off May 10

  • Elliott Yamin

    Elliott Yamin

    Age: 27

    Richmond, VA

    Voted Off May 17

  • Katharine McPhee

    Katharine McPhee

    Age: 21

    Los Angeles, CA

    Voted Off May 24

  • Kellie Pickler

    Kellie Pickler

    Age: 19

    Albemarle, NC

    Voted Off Apr. 26

  • Kevin Covais

    Kevin Covais

    Age: 16

    Levittown, NY

    Voted Off Mar. 22

  • Lisa Tucker

    Lisa Tucker

    Age: 16

    Anaheim, CA

    Voted Off Mar. 29

  • Mandisa

    Mandisa

    Age: 29

    Antioch, TN

    Voted Off Apr. 5

  • Melissa McGhee

    Melissa McGee

    Age: 21

    Tampa, FL

    Voted Off Mar. 15

  • Paris Bennett

    Paris Bennett

    Age: 17

    Fayetteville, GA

    Voted Off May 3

  • Taylor Hicks

    Taylor Hicks

    Age: 29

    Birmingham, AL

    WINNER!

Season 5 Best of the Rest

  • Ayla Brown

    Ayla Brown

    Age: 17

    Wrentham, MA

    Voted Off Mar. 9

  • Becky O'Donohue

    Becky O'Donohue

    Age: 25

    Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Voted Off Feb. 23

  • Bobby Bennett

    Bobby Bennett

    Age: 19

    Denver, CO

    Voted Off Feb. 23

  • Brenna Gethers

    Brenna Gethers

    Age: 25

    Mt. Vernon, NY

    Voted Off Mar. 2

  • David Radford

    David Radford

    Age: 17

    Crystal Lake, IL

    Voted Off Mar. 2

  • Gedeon McKinney

    Gedeon McKinney

    Age: 17

    Memphis, TN

    Voted Off Mar. 9

  • Heather Cox

    Heather Cox

    Age: 22

    Jonesville, NC

    Voted Off Mar. 2

  • Jose 'Sway' Penala

    Jose 'Sway' Penala

    Age: 28

    South San Francisco, CA

    Voted Off Mar. 2

  • Kinnik Sky

    Kinnik Sky

    Age: 28

    Duluth, GA

    Voted Off Mar. 9

  • Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall

    Age: 27

    Gravette, AR

    Voted Off Feb. 23

  • Stevie Scott

    Stevie Scott

    Age: 19

    Fair Oaks, CA

    Voted Off Feb. 23

  • Will Makar

    Will Makar

    Age: 17

    The Woodlands, TX

    Voted Off Mar. 9