She may only managed to make Steven Tyler stand on his feet via her rendition of the former’s well known song “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”, but that didn’t affect how America voted. In today’s last elimination, Jessica Sanchez proved that she has what it takes to be the next American Idol as she advances to the finals.
During today’s results night, Jessica was announced safe and will therefore be on the finale. Because of this she became the 1st contestant of Asian descent (Filipino descent that is) to be competing in the finals. She now overtakes the achievement of fellow Fil-Am Jasmin Trias who failed to get to the finals after being eliminated in the Top 3.
It seemed that Steven Tyler was prophetic when he said yesterday on the Top 3’s performance night that Sanchez will be the last person standing there. Jessica will compete with Phillip Phillips in the next week’s American Idol Finale, after the “favored” Joshua Ledet has been eliminated.
Meanwhile, Jessica attributed her entry to the finals to her fans. In her twitter account, she thanked her fans for taking her to her current position.
Several Filipino communities in L.A and many of her fans conducted voting parties to call on support for Jessica. And they did not fail, because all their efforts was paid off now that Jessica entered the Top 2.
- Jessica Sanchez goes to finals of ‘American Idol’ (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez advance to ‘American Idol’ finale (washingtonpost.com)
- ‘American Idol’ Finale: Phillip Phillips Vs. Jessica Sanchez (mtv.com)