WATCH: Jessica Sanchez covers Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' at 'Idol' finale
MANILA, Philippines – American Idol signed off its final season with many performances by its past contestants, and among them were Filipino-American singer Jessica Sanchez. (READ: Highlights: 'American Idol' ends with star-studded finale)
Jessica, who placed second in the 11th season of the singing competition, ended a medley of songs that started with Katherine McPhee and Casey James' cover of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now."
In the video above, Jessica starts off quietly at around the 4:35 mark. She croons the opening notes of Celine Dion's "The Prayer" on a dark stage, with a single spotlight directed at her.
Soon, she has the crowd cheering as she belts out the rest of the song and the lights reveal the other performers onstage with her.
As the video ends, you can spot season 15's 3 judges, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr, and Keith Urban, giving the performance a standing ovation.
The finale was held at the Dolby Theatre on April 7 (April 8 in the Philippines).
What did you think of Jessica's performance? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com
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