Jessica Sanchez may have hit the bottom three on American Idol last week, but the half-Mexican singer came back with full-force after her flawless soulful rendition of Alicia Keys’ ‘Fallin.’’
The 16-year-old contestant was saved during American Idol's elimination round last week after J.Lo snatched the mic from Sanchez and shouted, “This is crazy! You ain’t going home. Go sit down!” Since then, some critics have suggested that the 16-year-old is being treated as a favorite and the judges are pushing too hard for her to win.
If that’s the case, then why was the audience and fans at home equally as shocked as the judges? We think Sanchez definitely redeemed herself during last night’s performance. And yes, the judges thought so too.
“The way you play with songs ... like you're juggling balls in the air, it's crazy, it's insane," said J.Lo. Balls? Weird, but we will take it! Randy Jackson also praised her performance and said, "I don't know if you even know how great you are.”
Whether she wins American Idol or not, one thing is certain: Jessica Sanchez is a star.
Watch Sanchez's performance from last night's episode below and let us know what you think. Will ‘Fallin’’ land her to the top?