Below is the biography of Jessica Sanchez with photos of her from the time she spent on American Idol season 11.
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Jessica Sanchez is an American singer who loves R&B, pop, soul and hip hop. She is also a contestant on the 11th season of American Idol. She was born on August 4th of 1995 in Chula Vista, California to Edita and Gilbert Sanchez. She is the eldest of three kids. Her father is a Mexican American from Texas and a US Navy Veteran. Her mother is a Filipina from Bataan.
Sanchez grew up in Chula Vista, California where she attended Eastlake Middle School, but recently her family moved to San Diego. Her favorite subject in school was choir and she even sang the US National Anthem at a San Diego Charger’s game. Even though her entire school knew that she sang at the game, Jessica preferred to stay out of the lime light. She has been selected for a full scholarship with the Theater of Arts in Hollywood and is currently undergoing home schooling.
According to her family, Jessica Sanchez started singing when she was only 2 years old. Today, Jessica still aspires to be a singer who can belt out but at the same time still sing at an upbeat tempo. Her idols are the likes of Beyonce, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. When she was only 10 years old, Jessica Sanchez had the opportunity to sing at the Apollo where she performed “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. She got a standing ovation for her singing and even after she left the stage, the audience continued on. So much in fact, that the host of the show, Whoopi Goldberg, had to call Jessica back on to the stage for a second round of applause.
She went on to compete in America’s Got Talent and while her audition was great, she was eliminated from the show during the semi-finals. She has also sung the US National Anthem for the San Diego chargers twice, once in September of 2008 versus the New York Jets and again in September of 2009 against the Miami Dolphins.
A few months later, she would record her first cover with an independent record label Jessica Sanchez sang Rhianna’s “Don’t Stop the Music”. She would also go on to create another cover which was made an exclusive YouTube download. She was also part of the “We Are the World 25 for Haiti” video.
Needless to say, by the time that Jessica Sanchez actually auditioned for Season 11 of American Idol, she had more experience than most of the contestants in real-life competition. She joined the auditions in San Diego where she left with a golden ticket.
Jessica Sanchez would literally float through the first half of rounds in the competition. It was nothing for this born-star to take on the competition as if it was just part of any regular day. By the Semi-finals, Jessica was well on her way. She chose to perform “Love You I Do” by Jennifer Hudson where she received the only standing ovation that night. She continued on with her perfect pitch and timing through several more rounds without so much as a worry. From the judges to the magazines and even the news companies like CNN, Jessica Sanchez was quickly making a name for herself. In three days time, a video of her uploaded to YouTube received more than five million hits. Time and time again, Jessica has been praised and supported by some of the biggest names in the industry today. She definitely has what it takes to make it big, and she does so with charisma and style; almost effortlessly as if she was born to be a star. While the judges did have to use a save on Jessica, she is definitely a real challenge when it comes to Season 11 of American Idol. Having already made it into the top ten, you can expect to see her with the rest of the top contestants on the Season’s summer tour. Regardless of what happens though, you can bet that Jessica Sanchez is far from being done and she has so much more potential than anyone can imagine. It will not be long before she gets her first chart topper. Yet many people will always remember her as that little girl who won the hearts of the world when she entered into the American Idol competition.
She has already come such a long way, but she is definitely not finished yet. She still has a full paid scholarship with the Theater of Arts in Hollywood where she will be able to refine and fine tune her abilities; making sure that she will be the best that she can be.