From 'X Factor' to 'American Idol': Jillian Jensen on her reality singing show journey

Yes, that was "X Factor" contestant Jillian Jensen you saw during the Season 13 premiere of "American Idol." But the Jillian you saw on "X Factor" and the one you'll see this year on "Idol" are two very different people. Just compare Jensen's tearful "X Factor" audition and her breezy, acoustic "Idol" audition and you have a very different singer -- the singer Jensen says she actually is, rather than the one with the bullying backstory they wanted her to be on "X Factor." "Doing 'X Factor' was a great experience, but unfortunately I don't feel like I was allowed to be myself as an artist," she tells Zap2it, although it did give her the platform to do some motivational speaking against bullying. Her decision to try out for "Idol" came from a longtime love of the show -- she used to watch it as a kid and tell her mom she was going to...


http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/from-x-factor-to-american-idol-jillian-jensen-on-her-reality-singing-show-journey.html
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