Vanessa performed in the first group. She sang "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys. Although she was originally eliminated, she was chosen to compete in the Wildcard round.
She garnered enough votes to become a member of the Top 10.
During the first week, Vanessa sang "When You Look at Me" by Christina Milian. She garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.
Vanessa sang "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams. She garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.
Vanessa sang "I'm Gonna Be Alright" by Jennifer Lopez. She was put in the Bottom 3 for that week.
Vanessa sang "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa. She was put in the Bottom 3 for that week.
Vanessa sang "Get Here" by Oleta Adams. She was put in the Bottom 2 for that week.
Vanessa sang "Get Happy" by Judy Garland. She was put in the Bottom 2 for that week.
Vanessa sang "Sunny" by Boney M. and "I Love to Love" by Tina Charles. She was eliminated at this stage of the competition.