Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez (born August 4th, 1995) was a contestant on Season 11 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Jessica's audition was not televised, but a flashback revealed that she auditioned in San Diego. She sang "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin and all three judges voted "yes".

Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Jessica's stay in Hollywood was not shown much, but she did manage to advance to the final seventy.

Las Vegas Round[edit | edit source]

Jessica was shown in a group with DeAndre Brackensick and Candice Glover singing "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" by Buddy Holly. Everyone in the group advanced.

For her final solo performance, she sang "The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. At the Final Judgment, the judges told her that she managed to make the Top 24.

Top 25[edit | edit source]

Jessica sang "Love You I Do" by Jennifer Hudson. She was placed in the Top 5 for the girls based on America's vote, making her a Top 13 finalist.

Top 13[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jessica appeared on the first season of America's Got Talent. Brandy picked her for the Wild-Card round after a successful, though untelevised first audition.
  • Jessica was born on the exact same day as Sonika Vaid.
Season 11
Finalists
Phillip Phillips · Jessica Sanchez · Joshua Ledet · Hollie Cavanagh · Skylar Laine · Elise Testone · Colton Dixon · DeAndre Brackensick · Heejun Han · Erika Van Pelt · Shannon Magrane · Jermaine Jones · Jeremy Rosado
Semifinalists
Reed Grimm · Jen Hirsh · Brielle Von Hugel · Adam Brock · Baylie Brown · Hallie Day · Creighton Fraker · Eben Franckewitz · Haley Johnsen · Chase Likens · Aaron Marcellus · Chelsea Sorrell
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