Jess Meuse became the first contestant to sing an original song during a performance episode of American Idol during Season 13.
She just wishes she could have performed more of her own music.
"Trust me, I would have done originals every week if I could have," she told the media in a conference call Friday, the day after leaving the show in fourth place.
"There are higher powers than myself, and they want cover songs (on Idol)," she added. "It is a popular music show. People want to hear songs they know."
For more of what Jess had to say in her American Idol exit interview, head here.