"You should never let someone else determine your self worth."

--Ellen to "American Idol" castoff Jessica Bassett

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Darla Nelson
40 days ago

Ellen, I know the chance of this happen is one in a million but it's worth a try..... My daughter thinks the world of you. I would personally like to invite you to my daughter's fund raiser (given by her classmates) on March 22, 2014 at the Elks Lodge in Clinton, Ill. From 5:00pm to 9:00pm.---see Darah's Heart & Soul on Facebook-(Darah will be at the event) Love...her mother, Darla.

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Linda
71 days ago

Just looked for link to Jessica's song on iTunes and had no luck. Any ideas?

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Bev McDonald
71 days ago

Can't find link to Jessica Bassett free itunes download???

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anthony
71 days ago

At 43yo and trying to work through learning to forgive myself for a lifetime of errors. Music has always been my therapeutic outlet. Estranged from my family music was so much more than just a song. This song was amazing and immediately captured me. Jessica is going to go far - really powerful message. I wish I could find it on your website or on iTunes! Please update us when it comes available!

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Karen Unseld
71 days ago

Went to itunes store shortly after seeing your show today, 2/4/14, around 6 pm, could not find Jessica's free tune "Lydia".
Tried again between 11 and 11:30 pm on itunes. Searched for "Jessica Bassett" or "Lydia" and "Lidia" all "ellen" links. Also searched for "free" or "Free music". Then went to ellentv.com and watched the vidio again to look for clues. NO LUCK. My hubby and I really like this tune and want it. He's an ex-folk singer from the 60's of no fame and loves the guitar work and unique voice and beauty of Jessica. She needs a record deal!!!

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Kimberly
71 days ago

ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT SHE IS TOTALLY A STAR !!!!! ABSOLUUTELY INCREDIBLE !!! AMERICAN IDOL SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.....EXCEPT FOR JENNIFER LOPEZ.

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Martha
71 days ago

I also tried downloading it from iTunes and could not be found. Where do we find it?

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JT
71 days ago

After the Idol show last week I couldn't get that tune out of my head so I went back on the DVR and found her name and song.I googled her name andlistened to her other songs. I was thrilled to see that she was going to be on your show today. Also interesting she got cut, but her song was the background music for a segment, so somebody with American Idol recognized she had the talent. Go Jessica !!!!!

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Kara Willer
71 days ago

I was watching the show and would love to download the song but I have an android phone and am not sure how! She has an amazing voice and I would appreciate any help I can get! Please and thank you :)

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Barbara T
71 days ago

Ellen,
While this girl does have a pretty voice she sounds just like the artist Corinne Bailey Rae. Please listen to her album with the song "Like a Star". If you listen she changed the words but plays to the same tune.

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Tammy Ruiz
71 days ago

I just experienced Jessica Bassett and her beautiful song LYDIA, after crying half way through I realized the song said everything I have said to my daughter. The words seemed to fit her lifestyle and problems as a teenager. My daughter is 13 years old and is being bullied by 2 girls at her school, there have been many excuses by both the school and the parents as to why it cannot stop, she is a dancer and that is the only thing that helps her cope. One of the younger students in her dance studio is also being bullied by others, through all my daughters adversity she has taken a stand supporting this young girl. She continuously tells her it will be ok and gives her advice, I just wish she herself would take that same advice... I posted the link and quoted you on her FB page for all to see.... Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful young girl.

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nader
71 days ago

Jessica has the sweetest voice. A beautiful song with deep sentiment.

She does not come up on iTunes.

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Laura Vanschaack
71 days ago

I was STUNNED when AI didn't put her through! So glad to see someone see in her what I saw. Can't wait to hear more music from Jessica Bassett!

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Joanne
71 days ago

Brought me to tears

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Dennis Craig
71 days ago

Thank you Ellen for policing the American Idol judges. I can't wait to get the song. jessica is a superstar already.

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