He was 42 years old at the time of auditioning and was from Maywood, Illinois, U.S.
For the blind auditions he chose to sing "A Song for You" by Leon Russell. All four of the coaches turned their chairs around but Jesse elected to join Christina's team.
For the battle rounds Christina chose to team him up with fellow contestant Anthony Evans and gave them the song "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys. After the performance Christina chose to save Jesse and Anthony was eliminated from the competition.
For the live shows he chose to sing "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. Jesse was given the Public's Vote and went through to the next round with Chris Mann, Lindsey Pavao and Ashley De La Rosa.
For the quarterfinals he chose to sing "Halo" by Beyonce. He also performed with Christina and the rest of his team to "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera. Jesse was eliminated from the competition along with Ashley De La Rosa.
|Blind Auditions||"A Song for You"||Leon Russell|
|Battle Rounds||"If I Ain't Got You"||Alicia Keys||Anthony Evans|
|Live Shows||"What a Wonderful World"||Louis Armstrong|
|Quarterfinals||"Fighter"||Christina Aguilera||Team Christina|