Jesse auditioned in Kansas City, Missouri and received four yeses by the judges. She successfully went through the Hollywood week. She was part of the second group of 12 out of the 36 to perform, singing Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. She received mixed comments from the judges, and the following day was not voted through to the top 12. One week later, Jesse was informed by the judges that she had been selected for the Wildcard Round, with her inclusion being described as a last minute decision. She was the first to perform on Wildcard night singing Tell Me Something Good by Rufus and Chaka Khan and despite good comments, was not selected to progress in the competition. She was however told by Simon Cowell that she had "almost made it" through to the next round.
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