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Who Is Aaron Marcellus Sanders? American Idol Season 11 Contestant Background Info

Aaron Marcellus Sanders is among the crop of American Idol Season 11 contestants who also auditioned for Season 10. A year ago, Aaron auditioned for Season 10 in New Jersey and made it all the way to the Green Mile round. Aaron is 27 years old and a teacher from Atlanta, GA.

Not just a solo singer, Aaron is also in a band called Aaron Marcellus & The Will Band. Check out Aaron’s YouTube channel for more jams from this contestant, including a cover of Adele’s ubiquitous “Rolling in the Deep,” which is the song judge Jennifer Lopez said they’re sick of hearing this year. For Idol Season 11, Aaron sang Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" in Pittsburgh, PA.

In the Season 11 semifinals, the judges gave Aaron a standing ovation. Steven Tyler gushed "you are the whole package."

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02.29.2012 / 07:24 AM EDT by Whitney Ricketts
Related: American Idol, American Idol Season 11

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