When you learn an instrument at a high level you have to be able to do certain repertoire that has often been around for hundreds of years. You don't do it by building on low level repertoire. That is what you do vocally as well. Jessica is capable of singing at a very high level as was Joshua. With time you develop your unique style, but even top jazz musicians mainly play licks that have been around for ages. Every now and then they come up with something unique. Every singer on AI has basically done the same thing, so this parrot accusation about Jessica is just uninformed. What is different with each performer is the tone of their voice, the way they look, personality and do on ... . From a vocal ability point of view you have Joshua, Jessica, Elise, Holie, Sklar and so on. All have instruments that can be molded into whatever. PP is weak vocally but has his own pluses in the way he plays the guitar, his voice, type of music he like and maybe he's a good songwriter. Don't know. Can't quite get the hatred for Jessica here. Obviously not everyone agrees with you just as not everyone doesn't agree with my opinion that PP can't sing. He certainly strums well on the guitar but this isn't a guitar competition. In any case even from that perspective he wouldn't be in the same category as Casey James or even Casey the bass player. There are just many fine guitarists around. As I have said before his performance of Volcano, which was very good, is identical to one you can find on You Tube. So let's stop kidding ourselves that you've got major creative jazz types up on stage. They are pop singers and very good ones at that.