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Steven Tyler already crowned Jessica Sanchez as American Idol winner

By on May 18, 2012
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We’ve seen her being saved from being voted off the show, we’ve seen how strong of a contender she is and we’ve been swept away, crying at every song she sang the previous shows…but tonight, American Idol judge Steven Tyler went ahead a week earlier and said that he believes Jessica Sanchez will take home the much coveted AI win.

That’s not to say that Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet were not good in their performances, standing ovations would prove that they stood their ground and it was a tough battle for all three of them.

Phillip Phillips was phenomenal with his performance of Bob Seger’s We’ve Got Tonight. “That was the perfect song at the perfect time and your best performance on the show ever. This boy right here is in it to win it and he’s ready,” Jackson said.

“There are about 20 million girls out there who wish you were singing that song to them,” Lopez said.

Phillips also sung Matchbox Twenty’s “Disease” and “Beggin'” by Madcom.

Joshua Ledet sang Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”, Mary J. Blige’s “No More Drama”, and John Lennon’s “Imagine” but had to bid goodbye as  this  failed to earn him the most numbers of audience votes.

Tyler told the singer: “‘Out of 70,000, there’s only one American Idol. And you sang like that one tonight.”

Jessica sang Mariah Carey’s My All, chosen by the judging panel. Afterwards, Steven Tyler told her, as if predicting: ‘I think, in a way, you will be the last one standing.’

Jessica bravely chose Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ and sing it in front of the band’s frontman, Tyler himself.

Let’s see who gets the big applause next week! 🙂

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Jessica Sanchez’ version of Dance with My Father

By on April 26, 2012

To those who have lost their father earlier on, this song surely will bring tears to their eyes…it did to me. Jessica’s rendition of this Luther Vandross’ hit connected well the emotions that the song strongly portrays. I’ve once featured another version of this song on this blog and was so glad that Jessica picked it for her American Idol Season 11 Top 6 performance.

Many Idol contestants have sung this before but the judges would all agree that Jessica’s version is so far the best. Am no AI judge but I agree too!

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Jessica Sanchez got saved

By on April 13, 2012

American Idol turns into a shocking night when season favorite Jessica Sanchez almost got booted out.

Jessica sang Jazmine Sullivan’s ballad “Stuttering” for this episode’s theme song of this decade. Perhaps not her best performance this season, alright, but it was as Randy said, ridiculous that she’d be at the bottom and be sent home that night.

Jennifer Lopez obviously didn’t agree, she went up the stage followed by the other 2 judges. She stole Jessica’s mic as the latter sang Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here,” ironically.

“You’re not going home! This is crazy! We’re using the save!” says Lopez. Randy added “This girl is one of the best singers in America — are you kidding me?! Please everybody, please vote for the best!” Judges are allowed to use one save – to let a singer they deem worth winning to stay.

So Jessica will be seen in the next episode which means 2 other contestants will be eliminated…hope this time voters get to vote the best!

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Making American Idol Judges Speechless

By on March 8, 2012

Jessica Sanchez has been creating buzz as this year’s American Idol began and she continues doing so. Say it’s daring when she chose to sing the late Whitney Houston’s hit “I will always love you” which Randy Jackson referred to as “one of the hardest songs in the world” —  but she nailed it, sending the audience on standing ovation, people crying and Jennifer Lopez speechless.

 

I’ve watched this kid from her Youtube personal uploads and other videos of contests she joined before when she was still so young and I’d say her voice has truly grown matured and more versatile.

This clip send me goosebumps every time and I think she was around 12-years-old here.

There’s a fan video made in 2008 which shows amazing child singers under 12 (excluding Michael Jackson at 16) and Jessica was often featured. In this clip she sings “Then You Look At Me” at age 8 (@2:20) and “Take A Bow” when she was 12 (@5:08). Here’s rooting to Jessica for this year’s AI!

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