Leah performed in the first group. She sang "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston. Although she was originally eliminated, she was chosen to compete in the Wildcard round.
She sang "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. She was chosen by judge Paula Abdul to become a member of the Top 12.
During the first week, Leah sang "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes. She was eliminated at this stage of the competition.