The town of East Brunswick welcomed home their budding superstar yesterday. American Idol contestant Jax returned home yesterday to a warm welcome that included a trip to her former school, Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, a parade and a special concert.

Before all the celebrations kicked off, Dennis and Judi got to speak with Jax as she was traveling from New York to her hometown East Brunswick. Jax was filled with a lot of emotions as she returned home. Jax told Dennis and Judi that she wasn't given too many details about the day's events, so she was excited to see what was going to take place.

You can listen to the interview with Dennis and Judi in the YouTube clip below.

Our Townsquare News reporter Dino Flammia joined Jax during the afternoon's events and took some exclusive photos which you can see in the gallery below.