We all can remember singer Jillian Jensen’s inspiring X-Factor audition that not only touched the hearts of the judges; but of viewers nation-wide. Jillian Jensen is a perfect example of a talented artist that shows no matter what or how many obstacles come your way, none of them should stop you because as what Jillian says, “Success will be your greatest revenge”. Jillian truly is a wonderful role model to all her fans and her story continues to influence many!
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess chatted with Jillian Jensen at the excellent Pop Explosion concert in NYC backstage before her performance at The Gramercy Theatre, NYC on March 2, 2013. Jillian Jensen spilled about her X-Factor experience, how the magnificent Demi Lovato influenced her, and more! I even join Jillian Jensen in doing her backstage pre-show rituals; and the only way to find out what it is, is by watching my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with Jillian Jensen below! Thanks for the amazing chat, Jillian!
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Jillian Jensen: I actually released a song February 26th called “Boys Suck”. But it’s not another Taylor Swift “We Are Never Getting Back Together” type of dileo. Basically what it’s saying, if you’re going to date, whether it’s boy/girl (Because girls, honestly; girls can be terrible too), just be mature enough to not be a playa, you know what I mean?
Alexisjoyvipaccess: I totally agree with you!
Jillian Jensen: Just be mature! And that’s what the song’s about. It’s not about how the entire male population should go away, which sometimes I agree with!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Awesome! So we’re here backstage, can you tell us some backstage pre-show rituals you like to do?
Jillian Jensen: I like to do my trills as though I am ‘Sharpay’ from “High School Musical”.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Can we do it? *Alexisjoyvipaccess and Jillian Jensen do the ‘Sharpay’ trills.* Alexisjoyvipaccess: I just did the backstage pre-show rituals with Jill herself! Jillian Jensen: I do it all the time!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Nice! So you were also on the X-Factor, can you tell us what that experience was like for you?
Jillian Jensen: Being on X-Factor, I mean, auditioning in itself was probably one of the scariest moments in my entire life and I don’t know getting into the top 24, I was like, “Is this a dream?”. It was really cool! It was extremely stressful; but it was a lot of fun!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: And also you spoke with Demi Lovato, can you tell us how she influenced you as well?
Jillian Jensen: Well it was interesting because I always told myself, if ever given the opportunity to be on a live audition for a show, I was going to dedicate my performance to those who have been through what I’ve been through. I always told myself that! And it was one of those moments where I find out Demi Lovato is the judge; and I got through to the live auditions, I was like, “How can the stars align more?”. And that’s someone I look up to, I did struggle with eating disorders, we have so much in common that it was just unbelievable!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: And you both are such amazing, influential artists! Jillian Jensen: Thank you so, so much! She’s amazing! “Heart Attack”; go get “Heart Attack”, go get it!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: So lastly, if you could bring out one message to all your fans watching, what message would that be?
Jillian Jensen: Well I would probably say, it’s something I tell everyone, it’s that success will be your greatest revenge, I have it tattooed across my back. If you’re going through a hard time whether it be bullying, or whatever it is, poverty, focus on whatever it is you love most and you know you need in your life more than the oxygen to breath and just go for it because you know something, I believe instead of hurting yourself, which is something I dealt with; or lashing out and becoming a rebel because of it, just focus on bettering yourself because in the end you’ll realize that success will be your greatest revenge!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: That’s an incredible message, I couldn’t have said it any better! So thank you so much for talking with me and I look forward to seeing you perform tonight!
Jillian Jensen: Thank you so much! It was nice meeting you!
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