'X Factor' Contestants Jessica, Diamond and Panda Embody the American Dream

The shining talent of the latest X Factor hopefuls aren't letting their hard luck backgrounds hold them back... Mitt Romney!

When Jessica Espinoza, a petite 22-year-old with fuchsia hair framing her earnest face, took the X Factor stage, she made it clear that this could be the only break of her life.

She told judges Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, LA Reid and Simon Cowell that she came from the tough south side of San Antonio, Texas.

"I know what it's like to be hungry!" she confessed. "Where I come from, south side of San Antonio, we were performing at market squares for our tips, we had holes in our shoes, and we had holes in our clothes."

Jessica in fact had holes in her well worn jeans and admitted that she was ready "but I'm terrified. I feel that anything that's ever hurt me or made me happy comes out on stage."

Watching her spill all to the judges, you just wanted her to be great and have a shot at making her dream happen. Read More...


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