American Idol’s Erika Van Pelt and X Factor’s Jillian Jensen are Buds (VIDEO)

American Idol Season 11 alum, Erika Van Pelt, who hails from Rhode Island revealed on twitter recently that she and X Factor hopeful, Jill Jensen, are good friends.

Erika tweeted, “Jill is a good friend of mine. Like my little sister. She dated my brother. And yes we play in the same band.”

Those of you watching X Factor may remember Jillian as the girl who broke down on stage in Providence as she described how she suffered at the hands of bullies in school. Demi Lovato wept openly while even Simon Cowell had a tear in his eye.

Erika tweeted to Jillian, “Can’t wait to sing together again!”

It turns out, Jillian actually hasn’t been crying alone in her room all these years. She’s a veteran of many pageants and singing contests. She’s been performing since she was two years old.

As for Erika, she recently tweeted that she was flying back out to Los Angeles for an endorsement deal, “Just got some really exciting news! Booked a shoot in LA on Wednesday. Can’t wait to work with Timbaland, Charlie Sheen & the others!”

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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