Wednesday, May 23, 2012

JS vs PP - Jessica Sanchez vs Phillip Phillips battle it out to be the next American Idol Season 11 Winner

   The sixteen year old Jessica Sanchez chose to sing power ballads while Phillip Phillips from Georgia decided to go indie as they battle it out in the finale. Who will emerge as the next American Idol winner? We'll find that out tomorrow.


   Sanchez, the teen with a big voice will try her luck to make history and become the youngest winner of American Idol. She was very well-received by audiences for her fearless covers of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" and Celine Dion's "The Prayer". Both songs received positive critiques from the judges. Randy said she won round 1; Steven thought Jessica won the second round. However, after two remarkable performances her supposedly first single, a pop ballad entitled "Change Nothing" did not entice the judges. They fell flat about the song, thus making her sad and almost cried.


   Twenty-one year old Phillip earned screams of adulation from the audience with his performances. He sang Billy Joel's "Movin Out" and the classic "Stand By Me". 7,000 LA audiences may have been captivated by his first two performances but the judges seemed not satisfied. "This is a tough one. It's like a battle of the opposites." said Jennifer Lopez.

   But his last song "Home" - a song that mixed the style of folk-rock band Mumford and Sons with Paul Simon and featured a marching band - brought all three judges to their feet at the end of the performance finale. Steven Tyler: "You were perfect tonight, and I think you are the man.". Randy Jackson called the performance "brilliant, genius" and added "Dude I loved the song! I loved you. I loved the production. Everything about that was perfect."

   Results will be revealed tomorrow at the end of a two hour live finale Wednesday on Fox television.


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