Brett "Ace" Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer and a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. He was named after his grandfather, Asa, and has always been called Ace. Ace is originally from Boulder, Colorado and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Ace lived in the same Boulder neighborhood as Jessica Biel. He auditioned for American Idol in Denver. He was one of the 24 to make it to the semifinals. On March 9, 2006, he made it into the top 12 of American Idol.