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'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Phillips Touches Our Hearts With Her Sad Story

Thu, February 2, 2012 2:02am EDT by 3 Comments
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Jessica Phillips has been taking care of her boyfriend since he had a stroke

The American Idol auditions in Portland, Oregon Feb. 1 didn’t blow us away, but we were deeply touched by the lovely, Jessica Phillips, and her heart-wrenching story.

Jessica’s boyfriend had a stroke nearly one year ago that landed him in the hospital for more than a month. When he came to, not only did he not recognize Jessica, but he couldn’t speak either. Since then, Jessica, 25, has acted as his caretaker, which she calls a “different kind of love.”

The upbeat and charismatic singer sang “Again” by Faith Evans and impressed the judges. We enjoyed the performance, but aren’t 100% sure she’ll get past Hollywood week.

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