Though the judges pointed out repeatedly that Aaron Kelly was the youngest American Idol finalist, the 17-year-old singer insists that it didn't affect his chances in the competition.
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"I don't feel any different than any of the other contestants going in there," says Kelly, who attended high school classes while being on the show.
Unfortunately, Sinatra Week was Kelly's downfall when he couldn't connect with Old Blue Eyes' "In Other Words." (He says even mentor Harry Connick Jr. didn't understand the lyrics.)
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