It turns out my prediction for American Idol was off! Jessica Sanchez was very close, but Phillip Phillips became our new American Idol in the end. Congratulations to Phillip Phillips! He is an exceptionally talented musician who’s persistence paid off.
Although Jessica Sanchez was runner-up, she went out with quite a bang. Her performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” with Jennifer Holliday was beyond extraordinary! She will surely be remembered, and will go on to have a very successful career as well.
Best of luck to Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez! Here are my favorite finale performances from each contestant:
Phillip Phillips and John Fogerty: Bad Moon Rising
Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday: And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going