No doubt. She has an astounding voice and many who have watched her performances knew it and always believe that she’s a winner.
But Jessica Sanchez loses to Philip Phillips in the grand finale of the season 11 of “American Idol.” Phillips got the majority of the 132 million votes after their final showdown.
Sanchez’ runner-up place is the highest finish of a singer of Filipino heritage on American Idol.
But why she did not won?
It is a fact that Phillips is a great performer. He is a true-blooded American, in which Jessica is not. Sanchez is a half-Filipino and half-American. Her mother was born in Bataan, Philippines. And so if the large percentage of choosing the winner is from voting, Sanchez would stand a little chance on getting the title.
It may not be an intention to discriminate, but of course, the winner should be chosen based on the real target of the show – the American Idol.
Also, in their final showdown, many have commented that Jessica apparently failed to make an impressive performance. Sanchez and Phillips competed in three rounds for the top spot. The Fil-Mexican singer performed “I Have Nothing” of Whitney Houston, “The Prayer” of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli and Change Nothing.
Jessica may have lost the title but there’s a silver-lining for her. Casablanca Records co-owner and former Sony Records CEO Tommy Mottola will be working on Sanchez’s first record. I remember Akon also would like to get Sanchez. And there are more opportunities to come.
Well, Jessica Sanchez is not an American Idol, she is a World Idol.