Kaitlyn Jackson Blows Away American Idol Judges with Original, Personal Song

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Kaitlyn Jackson got American Idol Season 13 off to a very strong start this week.

The 15-year old New Jersey native sang an original song she wrote in honor of her grandfather, who suffered a heart attack while watching the aspiring singer perform at a recent county fair.

Jackson's grandfather survived that incident, but passed away before Kaitlyn could blow away Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban with "Another Angel."

“I can start the voting process by saying 100 percent absolutely,” Connick said in response, to which both other panelists agreed.

And for good reason. Be impressed and inspired by Kaitlyn Jackson now:


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]