Posted: 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
By Elisabeth Kramer
Loving the auditions from tonight’s January 15 premiere of American Idol? Bet Jillian “Jill” Jensen had something to do with it. This cute 21-year-old brunette from Massachusetts might just have all the sass she needs to claim the Season 13 American Idolcrown.
Singing since the age of two and writing and composing her own music since age eight, Jill is committed to making it big in the music industry. In fact, she’s so devoted to her dream she’s already giving reality music competition shows a try. You might recognize her from Season 2 of The X Factor, also on Fox.
Now Jill is vying to win Season 13 of Idol and she comes with plenty of experience. According to her personal website, Jill has released two albums of original songs — Reflections in 2007 and Green Light Go in 2008 — and written or composed more than 100 different numbers. She’s also a talented musician, playing a number of different instruments including the guitar, piano, saxophone, and ukulele.
When she’s not practicing or lending her voice to anti-bullying campaigns nationwide, you’ll find Jill waxing poetic over on her official Facebook. A recent post had her reflecting on life to date: “My thoughts on life are as simple as this. You are given life to go out and experience all of which you can and make the most amazing memories possible.”
She mirrored the musing in an end of year tweet, too: “Remember.. Life has many ups and downs.. Sometimes u may feel like there are more downs. But they will make u appreciate the ups even more!” Sounds like the perfect attitude to go on and win American Idol!
With talent like hers, it’s really no surprise Jill is rumored to have made it into Season 3’s Top 31. But don’t just take our word for it. Listen for yourself over on Jill’s YouTube channel.
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