The 16-year-old Sanchez is the last girl standing on American Idol this year.
Sanchez, whose mother is a Filipina, is the first American Idol contestant who has Filipino blood to make it to the show's finale. In Season 3 Filipina-American Jasmine Trias reached the contest's top 3.
Tyler said, “You’ll be the last one standing here. I believe that.”
Randy Jackson also applauded Sanchez for deciding to take tough hills to climb. “Dude, you delivered,” he said.
On Thursday’s results show (Friday in Manila), however, music producer Jimmy Iovine said he thought Sanchez’s performances lacked “a magical moment.” Still, he said he hoped to see Sanchez in the finals.
American Idol Top 3 Related Performance May 16, 2012Steven and Randy Advice for Top 2
Joshua Ledet - "I'd Rather Go Blind", "Imagine", "No More Drama"
Jessica Sanchez - "I'll Be There", "My All", "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
Phillip Phillips - "Beggin", "Disease", "We've Got Tonight"
Joshua Ledet Journey