elliott yamin idol gives ba 'American Idol's Elliott Yamin's Season 9 faves: Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche“American Idol” is kicking off “Idol Gives Back” week by sending past Idols to food banks all over the country to help in the Feeding America program.

Elliott Yamin was at the Los Angeles Regional food bank along with several other Idols on Tuesday, April 13. He tells Zap2it about the food bank effort, his trip to Angola and who he likes on this season of “Idol.”

When asked about his trip to Angola, Elliot says, “It was my second trip there. We first went back in ’08 for the first ‘Idol Gives Back’ and I promised I’d return. I had the opportunity to raise enough money with the help of Exxon-Mobile to finish building the school there … It was an amazing trip.”

Did he like getting to know current “Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi? “I had never met her before and I always wanted to,” Elliott tells us. “I’m very aware of her song-writing pedigree and it was an absolute blast getting to know her on a personal level. We shared a lot, had a good vibe.”

And who does he like on this year’s “American Idol?” “I like Casey James, I like Aaron Kelly, I like Michael Lynche. I guess that’s about it.”

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