Friday, May 18, 2012

Jessica Sanchez enters 'Idol' finals, makes history

Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez made it to the Top 2 of American Idol, battling it out with Phillip Phillips in next week's finale. She is the first Filipino-blooded, and first finalist with an Asian race who entered the finale, after ten seasons since American Idol started in 2002.

Joshua Ledet was eliminated on the Top 3 results nights after nearly 90 million votes. He sang, for his exit performance, James Brown's "It's A Man's Man's Man's World."

On Wednesday's performance night (U.S. time), the Top 3 sang three songs each from the judges' choice, their personal choice, and Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine's choice. (CHECK OUT JESSICA'S PERFORMANCE VIDEOS)

Jessica got a standing ovation from judge Steven Tyler, who was the original singer for Jessica's personal pick "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing", despite her throat "not doing at its best." She also sang Mariah Carey's "My All" (which studio recording is exceptionally brilliant), a song choice from judge Jennifer Lopez, and Jackson 5's "I'll Be There", from Iovine's choice.

Will Idol crown a guy again? The last time a girl won was during Season 6 (Jordin Sparks) in 2007. Will Jessica end up the winning streak of the so-called "white guys with guitars" (WGWG)?

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