Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez, 16, from San Diego, California, has made it to American Idol Season 11 Top 5 on Thursday’s elimination results show.
Together with Jessica on Top 5 are Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine and Phillip Phillips. Elise Testone was eliminated tonight.
Last night, Sanchez received high praises from the judges for her soulful rendition of “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross.
Read the judges comments about her performance:
Randy Jackson, “I am just so amazed with the talent this year, you can all jump on the charts, you are truly amazing because you are so natural. Every time you sing, there is nothing wrong with it, absolutely nothing.”
Jennifer Lopez said; “That is probably the best way I have ever heard that song, it was beautiful. We’ve heard a lot of people sing that song. You can imagine over the past 2 years, it’s such a beautiful song… but the tenderness, the feeling, your vocal ability. The feeling for me more than anything is what makes me say that it’s the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard it.”
Steven Tyler said; “I don’t think you could sing a song bad, you touch on Whitney but you have your own thing going on, thank you.”
On Queen-themed night, Jessica first performed “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Watch the video below courtesy of American Idol Youtube account.