Jesaiah grew up in the small Northern California town of Hollister. She began creating music before she could even read or write. The legend has it, that Jesaiah was asleep in the park when awoken by one of her friends from high school. He asked if she knew anyone who could sing. Just like that, she was the lead singer of this killer rock band, Smith Alley. They toured around the Bay Area for three years. The music grabbed a hold of her, and she honed in developing her stage presence and vocal skills.
Jesaiah auditioned for American Idol, Season 12. Two days before her celebrity judge appearance, she got into a terrible ATV accident, leaving her head split wide open. But after a few staples and carefully placed captain's hat, she had a powerful audition that caused all the judges to say “YES!”.
Jesaiah moved to Los Angeles and used her time on American Idol as a springboard to work with the right people to push her career forward, such as former VP of A&R- Don Grierson, Adele producer - Chris Garcia, Madonna producer – Shawn Mckenzie.