Singer/songwriter Jessica Paige of Kansas City has tried out for American Idol twice – for Season 8 (she was cut in the first round) and 9 (cut before live performances). With Season 15 being the final one, this is her last chance to make it. Now 27 years old, Paige isn’t leaving anything to chance. She’s giving herself a jump-start.
Paige told The Kansas City Star: “I’m part of a website that sends out your music to different places and one of the sites they mailed one of my tracks to was the ‘Idol’ auditions,” she said. “They heard it and offered me a Skip the Line pass for one of the auditions.” This time around, Paige didn’t let anyone know that she was auditioning. No doubt she will have her grandmother in her heart when she sings the Sia song Chandelier in Little Rock. During Season 8, Paige was taking care of her grandmother, Edith Hazel McRoberts, who past away in 2013. American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm on FOX.