Jessica Sanchez’ latest performance became another revelation of the talent she really has. Singing in the Top 4 of American Idol Season 11, she again proved the judges and the American audience that indeed she’s the girl to beat in this competition.
The 2 rounds of singing this Wednesday evening (Thursday morning in the Philippines) showcased her vocal ability and exemplary singing prowess. Singing “Steal Away” by Etta James, Sanchez got great reviews from the 3 idol judges who can’t help but praise her great singing voice.
But it was her second song that blows it all away. Her rendition of Jeniffer Holiday’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” gave her another standing ovation from the idol judges. If you can remember, her last standing ovation performance was the duet with Joshua Ledet for Aretha Franklin and George Michael’s “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” at the Top 8 Since then the judges have yet to stand again on their feet until tonight. It was a powerful performance for Jessica that the judges felt compelled to stand after her number.
Judge Steven Tyler again was all praises for Sanchez saying that is over the top performance for the 16 year old San Diego native. Jeniffer Lopez on the other hand said “It was a real moment” for her, and she was again wowed by Jessica’s powerful vocal ability. And lastly, Randy Jackson said that, again she slayed the song which is among the hardest songs in the world.
It was indeed another shining moment for Jessica Sanchez. Tomorrow will be the judgement day where Top 3 will be revealed. If she made it again, she will tie Jasmin Trias’ (another Filipino-American idol contestant) feat of being part of American Idol Top 3. And with her performance tonight I think Jessica can shout “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going…To Be Eliminated”.
- Finally, standing ovation again for Jessica Sanchez (abs-cbnnews.com)