Update: Jessica and Philip moves to the Finale! Woohoo! First time an Asian and a Filipina at that gets to the top 2 at AI! Good luck Jessica! You are the American Idol to all of us here.
Nursing a sore throat Jessica Sanchez sang three of the most difficult songs to sing on live television. On top of that one song (I don’t wanna miss a thing) was originally sang by American Idol judge Steven Tyler himself. Decide for yourself if she deserves to be on the finale.
Let’s start with Jennifer Lopez‘ choice. I really liked her version of the famous Mariah Carey song. Nothing forced or too much like most of the singers who try to take on a Mariah song. She did a good job with the song putting a bit of the Jessica that we all loved. She even sounded like Beyonce singing a Maria.
Jimmy’s choice, I’ll be there by the great Michael Jackson, was okay for me. She sounded like Michael in some parts and a bit of Beyonce and Mariah.
The best song of the night for me was when she sang I don’t wanna miss a thing by Aerosmith. A lot of the local singers here in the Philippines tried singing this song. Don’t you think her version is similar to Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez‘s version of the song? I still think that Jessica did put her own flavor to it but it just did sound like Regine’s.
I really think Jessica will move to the Finale and may even win this whole thing. Let’s see and keep on voting you guys! It’s time we have an Asian-American as the next Idol winner.
So we are now down to 5 after Elise got booted out of the competition middle of this week.
The remaining American Idol contestants are: Laine, Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh and Joshua.
BTW I think Elise wasn’t the weakest among last week. I think she deserves to stay at least for 1 or 2 more weeks. I think it should either be Hollie or Philip who should have been booted out. Anyway for those who missed the show here’s a clip of Elise’s last performance.