Elliott Yamin

Elliott Yamin

Elliott YaminEfraym Elliott Yamin (born July 20, 1978) is an American singer known for his hit single “Wait for You” and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol.

Personal life

Yamin was born in Los Angeles, California, to father Shaul Yamin, an Israeli Jew of Iraqi Jewish descent, and mother Claudette Goldberg Yamin (d. March 31, 2008, age 65), a Jewish American of Ashkenazi descent and former professional singer known for her “fiery spirit” and for receiving the “Golden Idol for Proudest Family Moment Award” from Ryan Seacrest during her son’s American Idol competition.

American Idol

Yamin auditioned in Boston, Massachusetts, singing Leon Russell’s “A Song for You”, but his audition was not aired (it was later aired on October 24, 2009, as part of the American Idol Rewind – season 5 show). He performed the song again in front of the judges during Hollywood rounds, as well as Rascal Flatts’s “Bless the Broken Road”.

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