American Idol 11 Jessica Sanchez Spoilers and Predictions
Top 42 Rumors
According to spoilers over at TheIdolPad, Jessica Sanchez has made the Top 42 for the 11th season of American Idol. Sanchez first gained national TV exposure on the first season of America's Got Talent. At the time, she was 12 years old. She initially did not make the public voting rounds, but Brandy brought her back as a wildcard. Jessica made a big impression but did not make it past the first voting round. Bianca Ryan, another young singer who was 11 at the time, went on to win the show.
Brandy said Jessica would be a big star at the time of her AGT performance. Around 5 years later, it looks like Jessica will get that chance. Judging from the below performance of the National Anthem, Jessica seems to have developed a fantastic vocal range. This is an amazing performance and the best I have found from her so far. Although her studio-enhanced versions on YouTube are not as impressive to my ears, Idol is a live singing competition. Jessica's live singing voice has great potential for pop and R&B songs.
However, will Jessica have the kind of musical identity that helps a contestant win Idol? This remains to be seen. At this point, however, she seems to be another Pia Toscano. These pop singers have had trouble doing well on Idol in recent years. Jessica seems to have a great voice, but is there any soul in it? Personally, I thought Pia was amazing, but others found her to be cold in terms of emotion. Jessica may have the same problem. On the other hand, Melanie Amaro just won the first season of the X-Factor, so this type of singer may be on the comeback trail.
If the rumors are true that Jessica has made the Top 42, then it is easy to predict that she will make the voting rounds unless she loses her voice or has some other unforeseen problem that would cause her to be eliminated. She certainly has the pipes to be this season's Pia and maybe even Season 6's Jordin Sparks. Assuming she makes the voting rounds, she should easily make the Top 7 on the 11th season of American Idol.