American Idol Winner 2012 – A Prayer for Jessica

Jessica Sanchez had me when she channelled Whitney Houston in  "I will always love you". If you look at the uneven album records of the 17 American Idol winners and runner-ups only eight first place winners have released an album - though Carrie underwood and Kelly Clarkson have done well- there is one Oscar winner among the runner-ups and many of these have fared much better than first place winners. (Daughtry should have won - and I don't even like rock.) I think Jessica is amazing. Phillips … [Read more...]

American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez: when the whole world held its breath

If you ever doubt the power of music to transcend daily life, listen to Jessica Sanchez's rendition of  "And I Will Always Love You". Jessica channels Whitney and when she pauses just before she belts out "And I-I-I will always love you" I think the whole world held its breath. I did. I don't think I have EVER seen Randy Jackson so moved. Jennifer Lopez says, "God blesss you" and Steve Tyler tells Jessica: you just made 40 million people cry. Dolly Parton's little song ... Maybe "American Idol" … [Read more...]


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