She was recently arrested for battery after she hit a man with a wineglass.
Her favorite male artist is Elton John and her favorite female artist is Christina Aguilera.
The toughest obstacle in her life so far was getting past her mother's death.
She first started to sing when she was 3 years old at church.
Foods- Black beans and rice
Recording Artists- Elton John, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, and a wide range of country artists.
TV Shows- Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU
Movie- Napoleon Dynamite
Jessica made her song selection on American Idol based on her emotional attachment to the lyrics.
Jessica loves to shop. She enjoys shopping in Abercrombie & Fitch.
As a teenager, Jessica was a member of a girl group called Entertainment Review. Even though the group disbanded a few years ago, she remains very close friends with several of the group's former members.
Although she managed to make it into the Top 12 for Season 4, Jessica originally auditioned for Season 3 in Atlanta, but didn't make it past the first phase of auditions.
Jessica describes herself as a fun and loving person.
She was eliminated on March 30, 2005.
Her favorite subject in school is Math, while her worst subject in school is History.
Jessica loves playing football with her guy friends. She's also a huge professional football fan. Her favorite team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Her hobbies are line dancing, playing pool, and bowling.
Jessica has five dogs as pets.
Her performances on American Idol were:
"Against All Odds"
"A Broken Wing"
"The Boys Are Back in Town"
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
"On the Side of Angels"
She was in the bottom 3 for her performance of "Shop Around" in the Top 12. She was eliminated after her performance of "On the Side of Angels," which made her come in 10th place.
On the American Idol CD, Showstoppers, Jessica sang the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
Jessica: When someone tells me I can't do something, that makes me all the more determined to do it and succeed. That's why I came back and auditioned again for American Idol. I needed to prove to myself I could do it.
Jessica: Growing up, I took the opportunity to sing and perform any chance I could.
Jessica: One of the greatest parts of my whole experience on American Idol is seeing how happy and proud my grandmother is. I am so glad my grandparents are still alive to see me on the show.
Jessica: My mother left when I was three. I didn't really see her again until I was 15. Just prior to leaving for the Hollywood auditions, she died rather suddenly. That was a traumatic experience.