Jessica Sanchez sings on American Idol on March 21
American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Officially Hits The Top 5!
By Sugey Palomares | 05/03/2012 - 10:28

We have said it since day one: Jessica Sanchez rocks! The half-Mexican contestant is officially part of the top 5 finalists on American Idol. Last night’s episode was all about the 60s and British pop. The 16-year-old may be too young to remember bellbottoms and floral polyester shirts, but she sang a beautiful rendition of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”


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Jessica Sanchez sings on American Idol on April 25
American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Covers a Royal Tribute to Queen & Her Father
By Sugey Palomares | 04/26/2012 - 11:12

Jessica Sanchez’s infamous alter ego was back on American Idol last night. The 16-year-old contestant was claiming her seat to the Idol throne with a rocking cover of Queen’s 1975 hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Sanchez wasn’t quite the queen of rock and was criticized for not being gritty enough in her performance. However, the petite songstress came back strong with an emotional tribute to her dad.


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American Idol contestants on April 19
American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez May Get Even Better
By Sally Mercedes | 04/20/2012 - 12:00

After a soulful performance of Alicia Keys' song "Fallin'," we thought for sure that Jessica Sanchez would end up at the top on American Idol's elimination show. Still, after last week's elimination scare when she ended up in the bottom three, she must have been at least a little worried last night. But her fans saved her from elimination and she got to relax for the rest of the night.


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Jessica Sanchez sings on American Idol on March 21
American Idol Recap: Billy Joel Writes for Jessica Sanchez
By Sally Mercedes | 03/22/2012 - 11:27

Last night, the American Idol contestants channeled their inner Piano Man to make some of the best Billy Joel songs their own. Performing hits like "New York State of Mind" and "My Life," the Idol hopefuls tried to stand out but two emerged as the stars of the night: Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez.


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Jeremy Rosado
American Idol: Did Jeremy Rosado Win Your Hearts?
By Sally Mercedes | 02/29/2012 - 13:53

We told you a bit about Jeremy Rosado yesterday to get you ready before he took the stage on American Idol last night along with the other male semi-finalists. It was his first time performing for America's vote rather than for the love of the judges, so the pressure was on.


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American Idol Season 11 Has Latin Flavor
'American Idol' Season 11 Has Latin Flavor
By Sally Mercedes | 02/28/2012 - 11:36

The 24 American Idol semi-finalists for season 11 are ready to prove to you that they've got what it takes to be the next big thing! Starting tonight, voting is in America's hands and, in a twist, one male contestant will become the 25th semi-finalist and perform with the 12 other guys tonight.


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WATCH: Scotty McCreery’s Mic Goes Dead at World Series
By Amaris Castillo | 10/21/2011 - 11:30

Sometimes in life, there are technical difficulties. So was the case for part-Puerto Rican Scotty McCreery, who experienced a microphone flub this past Wednesday at Game 1 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Idol Front Runner Scotty McCreery Tells Us What He Has in Common with J.Lo


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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'American Idol' Fave Karen Rodriguez was "Born to Sing"
By Mariela Rosario | 03/09/2011 - 15:30

Latina columnist Lynda Lopez caught up with American Idol fave Karen Rodriguez and chatted her up about everything from her mom busting through security to hug her during last week's taping to what it means for her to have Jennifer Lopez sitting on the judges panel. Check it out below:


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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez on Emotional "American Idol" Moments
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez on Emotional "American Idol" Moments
By Latina Staff | 03/07/2011 - 17:00

We teamed up with Access Hollywood to get you this exclsuive video featuring Jennifer Lopez dishing to her sister, Latina magazine columnist Lynda Lopez, about everything from her breakdown after American Idol hopeful Chris Medina's elimination to whether or not she believes we'll get our first Latino Idol this year.

Here, she explains why she was so overwhelmed with emotion when letting Medina go:


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