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”.
After getting her 3rd standing ovation on her top 10 performance, Jessica Sanchez again proved to be the girl to beat in this season of American Idol. Escaping elimination again, she’s now another step closer to realize her dream of being the next American Idol.
The high praises she got from the AI judges on her rendition of Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams on the top 9 performance night made her safe and gave her a spot on the top 8.
Jeniffer Lopez was so amused at her performance, she said she was left wanting more. Steven Tyler meanwhile lauded her sense of style and the quality of her singing. He said she’s definitely a star no matter what. And Randy Jackson said he’s always looking forward to her performance every night and he commended her maturity as a singer despite her young age. He also said she’s one of the best singers he heared in many years and that she’s unbelievably sensational.
Meanwhile on other notes, Heejun Han was the latest addition to the ranks of Americal Idol hopefuls who were sent home and finished their journey’s as idol contenders. After the nationwide votes, Heejun was announced as the person who got the lowest number of votes from the viewers. Together with him at the bottom 3 were Hollie Cavanagh and Skylar Laine.
After the non-impressive (as according to idol judges and contest critics) performance of on last week’s show, Jessica Sanchez bounced back and made another standing ovation after her soothing and mellow dramatic performance last night in the idol stage.
Performing “Everybody Has a Dream” on the Billy Joel night, she again impressed the 3 idol judges and the audience with her great rendition of the song. It was such an amazing performance which left the judges and the people in awe.
Steven Tyler could not say many things but be mesmerized and told her “you’ve gone way passed my judging” and “thank you for letting me hear you sing baby”. Jeniffer Lopez meanwhile said that the song is her defining moment because she made her and the people feel her dream and that she sings it all out. And Randy Jackson praised her consistency on stage because every week there are always shining moments on her performances,he even said “I love it, you’re flawless, it was perfect”
As of press time, Jessica again made it to the next round of competition as one of the Top 9 contestants, giving her another chance to perform at the next week’s show.