Jesse Langseth – American Idol Season 8 Top 36 Contestant

Jesse Langseth – Kansas City – 25 – Minneapolis, MN –   Hollywood “group” H’wood “chair” (singoff with Frankie Jordan) – Semis Week 2AI Hollywood VideoAI Top 36

While much was made of David Osmond (son of Alan Osmond) and Michael Castro (brother of Jason), another contestant with familiar family ties stayed under the radar, until she was leaked as part of the Top 36.

She’s Jesse Langseth, little sister to Grammy award-winning blues singer/guitarist Jonny Lang.

Jesse fronted a band called the Jesse Lang band back in Minneapolis,   her brother thanks her in the liner notes of his album, “Lie to Me” and she’s also done some acting and modeling.   Plus, it’s been reported that she was arrested and put on probation for a DUI a few years ago.

I was impressed with her blusey style in Hollywood, where we finally got to hear her.   But since, we haven’t heard much about her beyond “winning” a singoff with Frankie Jordan in the Chair episode with a song that wasn’t very impressive.   She has to Wow in the semis to move to the Top 12.

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