Jessica Sanchez makes it to ‘Idol’ finals

Rappler.com


It was the wrong choice of song for Jessica Sanchez, the Filipino-Mexican-American 16-year-old contestant in American Idol. Singing Gloria Estefan’s “Turn the Beat Around,” Sanchez, who has been getting rave reviews, failed to wow the show’s judges during American Idol’s performance night. But despite a less-than-perfect performance on Wednesday, March 14 (Thursday, March 15 in Manila), Sanchez made the cut and can still become the next “American Idol.” The 16-year-old singer, who made it to the Top 10 finalists, will be officially part of the “American Idol” concert tour this summer. The teener admitted that her chosen song was “a bit of a challenge.” Details in Rappler.