MANILA, Philippines – Sixteen-year-old American Idol contestant Jessica earned her 3rd standing ovation from the hit show’s judges on Wednesday night, March 21.
Sanchez, a half-Filipino, sang Everybody Has a Dream during the contest’s Billy Joel night.
These were the highlights of the comments of the 3 judges:
Steven Tyler: You’ve gone way past my judging…Thank you for letting me hear you sing, baby.
Jennifer Lopez: That song was just written for you. That was a defining song, that’s you.
Randy Jackson: You have a moment every time you step up on that stage. It was flawless, it was perfect.
This performance allows Sanchez to bounce back after her last song choice — Gloria Estefan’s Turn the Beat Around – unimpressed judges and earned her criticism since it strayed from her usual power ballads.
Sanchez’s March 8 soulful rendition of the late Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You made the judges get up their feet and earned her millions of YouTube hits and social media fans.
She is now part of the singing competition’s top 10 finalists, and is now officially part of the “Idol” concert tour this coming summer. – Rappler.com
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