QUOTE(Guest_Thatguyp_* @ Jun 4 2008, 11:19 AM)
Matthew Winn: "I'd say that Jessie is a beneficiary of TV casting, given that she'd managed to get absolutely nowhere on her own merits but now has the TV exposure that will allow her to find work for no other reason than because she's been on TV. In a situation like this I don't think any of the final twelve can be described as casualties, even if they lasted only a week or two. They'll all do well out of it for a few months and if they work hard they may be able to turn it into more enduring success."
How do you figure that she got absolutely nowhere on her own merits? Out of the thousands who auditioned to be on "I'd Do Anything", at the age of only 18 and fresh out of school, she made it to the final twelve. After that, she apparently made it to the final 2, on her own merits, because you and several others have repeatedly claimed that she never took direction or advice... I reckon she's therefore achieved quite a lot on her own merits!
There's no winning with the anti-Jessie brigade!!!
She has been performing in Ireland since the age of 7.