Jessica Sanchez now in ‘American Idol’s’ top 3


MANILA, Philippines — Jessica Sanchez, the Filipino-Mexican who has wowed audiences worldwide with her gift of song, is now in the top 3 of the popular talent show “American Idol”.

This is the second time that a contestant of Philippine descent made it to the top 3 of the popular talent show. The first was Jasmine Trias in Season 3.

SANCHEZ. Effortless covers.

Hollie Cavanagh was voted out of the competition, leaving  Sanchez,  Joshua Ledet and Philip Philips to vie for the top prize. On Thursday (Manila time) Sanchez received a standing ovation from “Idol” judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez for her rendition of Jennifer Holiday’s hit “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.”

After being told that she was safe, Holiday tweeted: “Thank you, oh merciful God 4 making sweet Jessica safe! Only u Lord took Jay from the bottom3 2 the top 3! Sing soul angel!” Holiday, in her twitter account @Jennifersspot, urged her followers to vote for Sanchez.

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  • Bright

    GO Jessica! 

  • Gate

    Hmmm…mukhang Chinese si Jessica?

  • pepeandres

    Why do Filipinos have so much hang ups? Just wondering if Mexican press and fans are as proud as the Filipinos.

    For a lot of Filipinos , even if your Filipino lineage comprises only 1/millionth , they will be proud to say “He/She” Filipino.


    • jetski

      why you are reading this if you are not proud?! you are the who is pitifula, Jessica is so proud of having a Filipino blood… it is only  you who are not.. I think you should renounce your citizenship and go to China, where stupid people lives!

      • Joeremie Valdez

        yeah indeed right!!

      • highcourt

        now.. now..  as you  try  to  uphold being   Filipino?  you  desparage  another  race  of  people..  leave  the chinese  out  of  your  argument..  when  the  chinese  have  such  an  old  civilisation.

        same  token–  I am  also  fed  up  people  putting  down Mexicans   here in the  US..  when  the  Mexicans had   an  empire  before  the  middling  europeans   had theirs.

  • Diepor

    Why they say worldwide ? I’m in Europe now and nobody could care less about American idol.

  • Blinkx

    I really wanted Jessica and Hollie to be in Top 2. That would’ve been an epic battle of the decade since we haven’t seen an all-female Top 2 since Season 3. But I have to admit that Hollie definitely choose the wrong song choices that costed her place in the Top 3. I could’ve picked better songs if I was in her position.

    I think that Joshua is overrated and as for Philip we already have too many “White Guy With Guitar” winners of the last couple of years (eg. James Cook, Lee Dwayze and Scotty McCreery).

    I’ll be rooting for Jessica to change American Idol history since we don’t have a lot of female winners from this show (not because I’m Pinoy).

    • highcourt

      that  would have never  happened.. Hollie would  have made the top  3  IF Lopez didn’t  save Jessica  3  wks  ago.
      nah..Johsua  is not  over rated.. he  will  fill in the shes  left  vacant by  some major deaths  in R & B.

  • Joana Marie Repolda

    go go go,,,jessica!!!!we love you……………………………..

  • Joshua Mccartney

    to JESSICA’s critic, Before you judge Jessica why don’t you try to sing in AI stage with millions of viewers. I don’t think, you can sing like Jessica. People who are nothing to do but judge others are LOSERS..

    • highcourt

      HUH?? another  contradiction in  terms–&  such  A SELF-SERVING  COMMENT..  AI  is  a  contest..  they  are  being critiqued..meanwhile, as  you  are  against  Jessica  being  ‘judged’..  almost all  of  you are judging  the other  contestants.

  • Alayah Jackson

    you so should have won that not even fair the so wrong from taking that away from you

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