Jess Meuse wound up finishing fourth on American Idol Season 13.
Jess Meuse wound up finishing fourth on American Idol Season 13. (FOX Photo)

Jess Meuse became the first contestant to sing an original song during a performance episode of American Idol during Season 13.

She just wishes she could have performed more of her own music.

"Trust me, I would have done originals every week if I could have," she told the media in a conference call Friday, the day after leaving the show in fourth place.

"There are higher powers than myself, and they want cover songs (on Idol)," she added. "It is a popular music show. People want to hear songs they know."

For more of what Jess had to say in her American Idol exit interview, head here.




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