Singer/songwriter Jes Hudak has been playing the piano since age 8 and planning her first record since she first started performing at age 13. By 9th grade, the ambitious high schooler had released her first studio album and begun her professional music career. However, with the urging of her parents, Hudak completed high school and enrolled in college. Deciding that her music career was what she wanted to focus on (and no longer under her parents' legal jurisdiction), Hudak dropped out of college and began pursuing music. This led the young pianist to audition for both American Idol and Rockstar: INXS, managing to become a top contestant for both. Since then, Hudak has opened for the likes of Maroon 5 and Gavin DeGraw, has been the sole backup singer for Enrique Iglesias' tour and won countless competitions.