Ashthon Jones (born February 27, 1986) is an American singer from Goodlettsville, Tennessee who finished in 13th place on Season 10 of American Idol.
Jones was born in 1986 to Michelle Anderson. She grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, before moving to Goodlettsville, Tennessee, when she was 12. She attended W.G. Nunn Elementary School in Valdosta as a child. Her father died when she was 14, and she ran away from home at 15, but returned home after two and a half years. She worked as a retail manager in Nashville before appearing on American Idol.
Ashthon Jones auditioned for Season 10 of American Idol in Nashville, Tennessee with the song "Like We Never Loved at All" by Faith Hill which passed her into Hollywood. While in Hollywood, she performed "Move" by Dreamgirls, "Hit Em' Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell, and "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday. Her performances resulted in moving her into Las Vegas. She performed "Ticket to Ride" by "The Beatles" while in Las Vegas. She was then passed over to the final round in Hollywood where she sang "I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me" by Whitney Houston. She passed, moving her into the Top 24 where she sang "Love All Over Me" by Monica. Ashthon was passed on into the Wild Card rounds by the judges along with fellow finalists Naima Adedapo and Stefano Langone. Jones along with Langone and Adedapo were passed into the final 13. During the final 13, she sang "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" by Diana Ross where she was eliminated during the results.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Like We Never Loved at All"||Faith Hill||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||First Solo||"Move"||Dreamgirls||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"||Blu Cantrell||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"||Jennifer Holliday||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles|
|"Ticket to Ride"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"||Whitney Houston||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Personal Choice||"Love All Over Me"||Monica||7||Wild Card|
|Wild Card||Personal Choice||"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"||Jennifer Holliday||1||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"||Diana Ross||3||Eliminated|
She performed on Live with Regis and Kelly after her elimination. She and Karen Rodriguez did not take part in the 2011 American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011 Tour, but she did return for the American Idol finale and sang in the girls Beyoncé Medley with Haley Reinhart, Pia Toscano, Thia Megia, Naima Adedapo, and Karen Rodriguez, as well as singing "Born This Way" with the entire Top 13. On March 3, 2012 she released her first single, "Lookout." She was featured with Big K.R.I.T. on the song "Mayday" from the album Gravity by Lecrae. She was also featured on the song "Good 2getha" from Big K.R.I.T.'s mixtape King Remembered in Time.
|Scotty McCreery · Lauren Alaina · Haley Reinhart · James Durbin · Jacob Lusk · Casey Abrams · Stefano Langone · Paul McDonald · Pia Toscano · Naima Adedapo · Thia Megia · Karen Rodriguez · Ashthon Jones|