I must admit, I do not follow every episode of American Idol. However, my family and girlfriend do, so I catch some of it as well. I have seen a few performances by Jessica Sanchez and she is AMAZING! This small 16 year old girl has a huge voice, consistently nails her performances, and has the stage presence of someone who has been doing it for decades. Jessica Sanchez is a true natural. Just by watching her on stage, it is apparent that she is fully engaged and absolutely in love with the moment.
Upon reading her article on Wikipedia, I discovered something else admirable about Sanchez. She is humble. She obviously does not have a boastful personality, as can be seen on American Idol. However, according to one of her middle school teachers from the past, she didn’t even brag around school about performing the National Anthem at a San Diego Chargers home game. The article states “she preferred to stay in the background.” We can all breath a sigh of relief when we see someone with her level of talent who doesn’t present herself as if she is the most important person in the room.
I know the judges recently had to save her, but perhaps voters thought she was safe and overlooked her. Contestants have really stepped it up on American Idol Season 11 and there is an immense amount of talent. It’s going to be a close one, but I predict Jessica Sanchez will win this year. What do you think?