American Idol hopeful from KC hopes third try is a charm

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It’s American Idol’s final season and one of Kansas City’s own is hoping the third time’s a charm. Thursday night Jessica Paige joined her family and friends at the Buffalo Room is Westport for a special watch party.

From live in Kansas City to live in front of three of the world’s most famous people, Jessica Paige auditioned this season for the third time. Paige made appearances on the show in 8th and 9th season. She says she decided to give it one more shot for the final season.

Paige says the best part of her experience was getting to know producers and the judges.

“JLO is beautiful. Really smart. She's a business woman. Her advice is solid. Harry I respect so much as a musician, so I really appreciated both of them. Keith, I grew up listening to country music. He was one of the first CDs I owned. It was surreal getting to see them all,” Paige said.

Jessica couldn’t tell us how far she makes it. You’ll have to watch, right here on FOX 4 every Wednesday and Thursday night.