And like Jessica, it's easier to believe that story than to choose a better way.
If and when Jessica's ready, I hope she'll audition for Idol again next year. America loves a good comeback story. And if she applies her lessons learned, she might actually make the top 24. Not because she's the most talented or prettiest. But because she worked her tail off, learned from her mistakes, and came back stronger than ever.
Just like the single woman who realizes that it's not enough to just sit back, watch American Idol, and wait for Mr. Right to knock on her door (And let's be honest. If he did, she'd think he was a stalker and call 9-1-1!), I hope Jessica summons the strength to dig deep, reflect on what she did well as well as what she can work on, and invests in herself in the coming year so that she can emerge better than ever.
That's when the real magic happens. And that's when she changes her story.
Do they teach this stuff on The Bachelor?