Friday, April 13, 2012

American Idol Judges Save Jessica Sanchez

The American Idol journey of Filipina-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez almost ended Thursday night (Friday in the Philippines) after she received the lowest number of votes in this week’s elimination round. Fortunately for her, the judges decided to use their one save of the season to keep the 16-year old singer on the show.

Two of the contestants who received lavish praises for their performances last Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) landed on the bottom 3, Sanchez and Joshua Ledet. Elise Testone completed the bottom 3 for this week’s elimination. Sanchez performed a soulful rendition of Jazmine Sullivan's "Stuttering." AI Judge Randy Jackson even commented that she "slayed the biggest fish of the night." She has consistently been praised by the judges for her vocal skills.

Ryan Seacrest declared that both Ledet and Testone were safe which means that Sanchez is in danger of elimination. She started singing "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" by Deborah Cox for the save but she was stopped by the judges who all went to the stage to embrace the 16-year-old contestant.

"Give me that mic! This is crazy! We're using the save. You ain't going home! Go sit down," Jennifer Lopez said as the 'Idol' crowd stood on their feet, applauding.
Randy Jackson said he and fellow judges Lopez and Steven Tyler decided to use their one save of the season.

"We are saving Jessica Sanchez without any doubt. Let me just say this. This girl is one of the best singers in America. Are you kidding me? Everybody please vote for the best! It's about finding the best!" he said.

Since the judges used the save, it means that two contestants will be eliminated next week.

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