Filipinos in the United States and around the world supported Jessica Sanchez last week during the American Idol finale – the first contestant with Filipino roots to make it that far. Days after her loss to Phillip Phillips, Sanchez performs at the National Memorial Day concert at the West lawn of the US capitol in Washington, DC. Memorial day honors the American men and women who died serving their country. This year, the US announced that more than 1,851 have died in the decade US troops have been in Afghanistan. Sanchez opened the program by singing the national anthem and later sang “The Prayer.”
Watch Jessica Sanchez here on Rappler.