Ken Leighton 8 a.m., June 28
RIYL: Jewel, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain
Influences: Taylor Swift, Jewel, Jason Mraz, Katy Perry, James Taylor, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera
Jessica Lerner has been performing since age 8, most recently around San Diego at local malls and private venues. As of Autumn 2009, she has sung the Star Spangled Banner ten times for the San Diego Padres and has fronted the Rockin Jazz Big Band.
Accomplished on piano and guitar, Lerner was 19 when released her self-titled debut six-track CD in September 2009. The 2012 release of her thirteen-song self-titled debut album was followed by her Christmas single, "From This Christmas and On."
- Jessica Lerner