I’ll be posting several American Idol Top 31 contestants previews every day in the run up to the American Idol XIII premiere on January 15.
Those of you who watched the second season of X Factor probably remember Jillian Jensen. She was the Providence, Rhode Island auditioner who cried through a performance of Jesse J’s “Who You Are” after revealing she’d been bullied and then cried some more when she was cut by Demi Lovato at the Judges Houses.
Who You Are – X Factor Audition
Demi Lovato Cuts Jillian at the Judges Houses
Jillian probably thought her singing competition career was over when she was cut before the live X Factor shows. Not so fast. She auditioned for Idol in Boston this summer and is now part of the Top 31 with a shot to perform live on American Idol.
Fun Fact: At one time, Jillian dated the brother of American Idol season 11 alum, Erika Van Pelt!
On Jillian’s Youtube page, she’s uploaded covers of songs by Ed Sheeran, Javier Colon and Bruno Mars, in addition to original songs.
The King to Wear My Crown
An original song recorded live at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts
I’ll Be Here
Another original song, also from the Middle East gig.
This One’s For You
Jillian notes on the video that she wrote this particular song in high school.
Road to Hollywood