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MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-American Top 5 Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez arrived at the NAIA terminal 2 5:30 a.m. today on board PAL flight PR103 from Los Angeles, California.
Seventeen-year-old Sanchez, together with American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and eight other finalists Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Hollie Cavanagh, Elsie Testone, Heejun Han, DeAndre Brackensick, and Erika Van Pelt, was mobbed by adoring airport fans upon entering the arrival area.
They are scheduled to perform in a one-night concert dubbed "American Idol Live! Tour 2012"on Friday, September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This is the group’s first Asian concert tour after completing a 45-day tour across the US mainland.
Tickets - ranging from VIP seats priced at P11,090 to General Admission at P845 - are reportedly sold out.
The group was immediately whisked away by the concert organizer’s security personnel to their hotel, but Sanchez according to sources will reportedly make a side trip to her mother’s hometown in Samal, Bataan to meet her grandparents and other relatives. Major networks are waiting for her appearance there.
Fans waited for hours at the airport for their idols’ arrival, and were happy to meet and greet them. Some managed to catch a glimpse and have souvenir photos taken with their idols. Joshua Ledet and Heejun Han were the most accommodating to fans.
A Sta.Monica, California recording studio Interscope Records signed up Sanchez for her debut album scheduled for release before Christmas.