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LaKisha Jones was born and raised by her tough-as-nails single mother in Flint, Michigan. Her grandmother first realized her singing potential, putting LaKisha in the church choir at the age of five. LaKisha received a big break on "American Idol" in 2006, which led to an appearance on Broadway in a production of "The Color Purple." Now LaKisha is a single mother herself, while also struggling to care for her father, who suffered a stroke last year. "The Winner Is" offers LaKisha a second chance, and she's ready to tackle it head-on.