Filipino-Mexican-American singer Jessica Sanchez is now part of the top 3 of American Idol Season 11 after she was saved by American voters Thursday night (Friday morning in Manila). Over 70 million votes were cast. Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Philip Philips completed the top 3 and will compete for the prestigious title this season. Hollie Cavanagh was eliminated from the show. Sanchez scored another standing ovation from the judges Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila) after her powerful rendition of the song “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.” Idol judge Steven Tyler called it as another “over the top” performance from the 16-year-old singer. Jennifer Lopez was equally wowed by Sanchez’s vocal ability and she said that it seems that it’s going to be a race to the finish. Randy Jackson said that Sanchez picked “one of the hardest songs in the world to sing but you slayed it.” Sanchez is the second Filipino-American singer who made it to the top 3 in the history of the popular TV show next to Jasmine Trias who placed third on the third season of American Idol.