- Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez returns to American Idol for the very last time
- Twitter erupts with praises for Sanchez’s rendition of Celine Dion’s “The Prayer”
- Sanchez’s performance received standing ovation on American Idol Finale
Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez returned to the American Idol stage and reminded everyone how good a singer she is and why she is considered as one of the most talented singers the US singing competition ever discovered.
The 20-year-old Sanchez graced American Idol for as part of the finale of the final season of the show. The ultra-talented young singer performed her rendition of the song “The Prayer” which received a standing ovation from the audience and judges alike. It can be recalled that Sanchez sang the same song twice in season 11 of American Idol. The performance ended the medley of songs that started with Katharine McPhee and Casey James’ cover of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.”
According to an article written by Nash Jenkins and published by Time, Trent Harmon, who is from Mississippi, was voted the winner of the final season Thursday, but if you did not see the episode and relied on Twitter for updates, you might believe that Sanchez had somehow been belatedly crowned. According to the article, Twitter erupted with unanimously fervent praise after her performance.
According to a story published by Rappler, Sanchez started quietly, solemnly singing the opening notes of the song amidst a dark stage illuminated only with a single spotlight on her. But soon, she has the crowd cheering as she belts out the rest of the song as the lights reveal her co-performers.
The video ends with season 15 judges, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr, and Keith Urban enthusiastically giving Sanchez a standing ovation.
La’Porsha Renae finished second in the competition while Dalton Rapattoni placed 3rd. The finale was held at the Dolby Theatre on April 7.
Sanchez placed second during season 11 which was won by Philip Philips four years ago.
Watch the YouTube video of Sanchez’s performance below: