Pure divahood: Jennifer Holliday and Jessica Sanchez duet on AI

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Jessica Sanchez did not win Idol but her "killer duet" with Jennifer Holliday will always be remembered

MANILA, Philippines – Young singer Jessica Sanchez did not win this year’s American Idol, but her “killer duet” with Tony Award-winning actress Jennifer Holliday will likely be one of the most viewed clips from this season of the hit contest.

On Thursday, May 24, no one held back. It was pure divahood as they went back and forth, with their huge voices in full display as they sang And I Am Telling You.

Holliday’s iconic performance of the song in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, where she originated the role of Effie, catapulted her to national stardom. She’s 51.

Sanchez, a 16-year-old bet with Filipino roots, sang it on Top 4 performance night and got rave reviews.

Watch their power performance below:

 

Netizens shared their reactions on the Jennifer-Jessica duet.

 

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