Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez, Skylar Laine, and Hollie Cavanagh Sing “Higher and Higher” on American Idol’s Top 5 on May 2, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Billy Joel’s “Everybody Has a Dream” in American Idol’s Top 10 on March 21, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Jennifer Holliday’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in American Idol’s Top 4 on May 9, 2012

When 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez says she’s been singing her whole life, she means it. At the age of 11, the Filipino-American appeared on America’s Got Talent, where she wowed with her cover of “I Surrender.” Five years later, she’s getting the chance to perform in front of the world again on American Idol Season 11.

Check out the history of this powerhouse vocalist by watching all of her performances below!

 

 

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” in the American Idol Finale on May 22, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” in American Idol’s Top 8 on April 4, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 18, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick Perform “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” in American Idol 2012 Las Vegas Round on February 16
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Celine Dion’s “The Prayer” in the American Idol Finale on May 22, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Mariah Carey’s “My All” in American Idol’s Top 3 on May 16, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing “You Are So Beautiful” on American Idol’s Top 5 on May 2, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” on American Idol’s Top 6 on April 25, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Jazmine Sullivan’s “Stuttering” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 11, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, and Skylar Laine Sing a Madonna Medley in American Idol’s Top 9 on March 28, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” in American Idol’s Top 3 on May 16, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, and Hollie Cavanagh Sing “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 11, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Jennifer Hudson’s “I Love You I Do” in American Idol 2012 Semifinals on February 29
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father” on American Idol’s Top 6 on April 25, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Etta James’ “Steal Away” Sing in American Idol’s Top 4 on May 9, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing “Change Nothing” in the American Idol Finale on May 22, 2012

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams” in American Idol’s Top 9 on March 28, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Alicia Keys' “Fallin” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 18, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing The Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” in American Idol’s Top 3 on May 16, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh Sing The Bangles’ “Eternal Flame” in American Idol’s Top 4 on May 9, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing “Proud Mary” on American Idol’s Top 5 on May 2, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Duet With Jennifer Holliday in the American Idol Finale on May 23, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” in American Idol 2012’s Top 13 on March 7


Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet Sing “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me” in American Idol’s Top 8 on April 4, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Jessica Sanchez Sing Gloria Estefan’s “Turn the Beat Around” in American Idol’s Top 12 on March 14, 2012

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