Ashthon Jones
Ashthon Jones
Birth Name
Ashthon Jones
February 27, 1986
Audition City
Nashville, Tennessee

Ashthon Jones (born February 27, 1986) is an American singer from Goodlettsville, Tennessee who finished in 13th place on Season 10 of American Idol.

Early lifeEdit

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.

American IdolEdit

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
Group Performance
"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.

Season 10
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
American Idol
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-15) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae
Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling"
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas

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