9:10 am | Eric T. Cabahug, InterAksyon.com
Onstage for only a full hour, Jessica sang a total of 14 songs. (Why? Because it was February 14?) It all proved to be too much of a vocal challenge for Jessica who ended up rather breathless and struggling to hit the power notes in 'I'm Not Going'.
11:05 am | Eric B. Apolonio, InterAksyon.com
American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez and her mom Edita arrived at the NAIA terminal 2 from Los Angeles at 6:35 a.m. Sunday together with her seven-member entourage for her Smart-Araneta Valentine's concert on February 14 together with AI co-finalist Colton Dixon.
8:56 pm | Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
Jessica Sanchez may have wowed the sell-out crowd that trooped to the Smart Araneta Coliseum to watch her perform with fellow finalists in the last and only Asian stop of their 'American Idols Live! But the Filipino-Mexican-American sensation is not ready to pack her bags just yet.
12:14 am | InterAksyon.com
Jessica Sanchez brought the house down on the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Backed by a choir, the 'American Idol' runner-up wowed delegates with a soulful rendition of 'You're All I Need To Get By,' the Marvin Gaye-Tammi Terrell duet.
10:55 am | TV5 News, InterAksyon
Fresh from his Washington visit, President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III flew to Los Angeles Saturday (Manila time) to meet the Filipino community and personally speak with American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez.
10:37 am | InterAKTV
American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez will be part of the pre-fight ceremonies of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao's welterweight title defense Sunday against American challenger Timothy Bradley.
8:37 am | InterAksyon.com
Jessica Sanchez wants to start her professional singing career collaborating with her idol American rapper-songwriter Marshall Bruce Mathers III more popularly known as Eminem.
6:52 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com
She may not have won American Idol, but the Philippines' darling Jessica Sanchez can take heart in the fact that other AI runners-up, as well as non-winning contestants, were able to make it big. Some, even bigger than the winners themselves.
5:18 pm | Agence France-Presse
President Benigno Aquino led the heartbroken Philippines in heaping praise Thursday on a teenager of Filipino-Latino heritage following her loss in the final of US talent show 'American Idol.'
3:09 pm | Patrick Villavicencio, InterAksyon.com
It's been said that laughter is the best medicine, and for Filipinos worldwide who are licking their wounds following Jessica Sanchez's defeat at the American Idol finale, humor was all they were left with.
12:34 pm | Tricia Aquino and Joseph Holandes Ubalde, InterAksyon
On Thursday (Manila time) Twitter was flooded with tweets about the two-hour Season 11 finale of 'American Idol.' Find out what the Twitterverse was talking about
12:05 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com
(UPDATE - 2:11 p.m.) Bataan Representative Herminia Roman filed a resolution in the House of Representatives commending 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez "for her impeccable performance and display of extraordinary talent during the 11th season of American Idol."
10:02 am | InterAksyon.com
(UPDATE 6 - 1:20 p.m.) Guitar-strummming country crooner Philip Phillips won season 11 of 'American Idol,' beating Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez on Thursday (Manila time), becoming the fifth straight 'white guy with a guitar' to take the title on the top-rated TV singing contest.
10:03 am | Jill Serjeant, Reuters
Jessica Sanchez, the teen with the big voice, chose power ballads while Phillip Phillips went with an indie vibe as the two diverse 'American Idol' finalists sang on Tuesday for the hearts and votes of America.
12:13 pm | Ben Cal, Philippine News Agency
The Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), a leading service institution for immigrants in Washington DC, has predicted that Filipino-Mexican-American Jessica Sanchez will win the prestigious American Idol singing competition title during the finals on Wednesday (May 23, Manila time).
11:38 am | Jill Sergeant, Reuters
"American Idol" finalist Jessica Sanchez must reach viewers emotionally in order to win the contest this week, while rival Phillip Phillips has a "crazy charisma" that will serve him well in his career, the show’s mentor Jimmy Iovine said on Monday.
12:55 am | Patrick Villavicencio, InterAksyon.com
Pinoys have been known as block supporters in various contests worldwide that require text and online votes to support a Filipino contestant. But can overeager Filipino fans of American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez do the same for the 16-year-old Filipino-Mexican?
10:52 pm | By Edwin P. Sallan, Interaksyon.com
Last week, the whole nation and Filipino communities all over the globe waited with bated breath and then cheered in unison as Jessica Sanchez made it to the finals of “American Idol”.
10:46 pm | InterAksyon.com
Jessica Sanchez's remaining contender in the 11th season of the "American Idol" needs to go under the knife immediately, according to a report by celebrity news website TMZ.com.
7:50 pm | MJ Marfori, TV5
The number of people who flocked to Samal, Bataan, the hometown of Jessica Sanchez's mother Editha doubled on Friday after the American Idolsinging sensation made it to top two.
3:29 pm | Chichi Conde, InterAksyon.com
(UPDATE - 3:38 p.m.) Malacanang on Friday called on Filipinos living in the US to vote for Jessica Sanchez when she faces Philip Philips in next week's finale of American Idol.
7:08 pm | MJ Marfori, TV5; Aliana Gimena and Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com
It was a veritable fiesta on Thursday in the village where the family of 'American Idol' finalist Jessica Sanchez's mother hails from: street bands, nonstop music filtering through public places, free food, and sheer excitement in the air, as relatives, friends and the entire community prepared for the public viewing of the first of two days of the most popular American franchise's continuing eliminations.
9:35 am | InterAksyon
Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez took on songs by three of the greatest singers of all time in a bid to secure a spot in American Idol's season finale. Were her performances on Thursday (Manila time)enough to buoy her to the next round? See for yourself.
10:07 pm | InterAksyon.com
Cignal, the Philippines' premier direct-to-home satellite provider, will mount a free public viewing for Jessica Sanchez's mother's townmates in Samal, Bataan, on May 17 and 18, so they can watch and support the Filipino-Mexican as she competes to reach the Finals stage of American Idol.
9:01 pm | Philippine News Agency
President Benigno Aquino III on Monday threw his support behind 16-year-old Filipino-Mexican-American singing sensation Jessica Sanchez, hoping that "she reaches the top" in her ongoing 'American Idol' journey.
12:38 pm | InterAksyon.com
Jennifer Holliday, who originally played 'Effie' in the hit Broadway musical 'Dreamgirls' showed some love for two powerful Filipino singers on Thursday (Manila time) via her personal Twitter account.
10:22 am | InterAksyon
Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez stepped up her game Thursday (Manila time) by taking on two powerful songs, which earned her a fourth standing ovation in the hit competition.
9:01 am | InterAksyon
American Idol trimmed down the remaining contestants on Friday (Manila Time) and 60 million US votes decided whether or not Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez was worthy of moving on in the competition.
6:15 pm | EDWIN P. SALLAN
This week, Jessica Sanchez gave us two more emphatic reasons why she should be the next American Idol."You Are So Beautiful" are any indication, it doesn't look like she's going to be eliminated at all tomorrow or anytime soon for that matter.
10:30 am | Joseph Holandes Ubalde, InterAksyon.com
Filipina-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez got her groove on for the Top 5 performance round of American Idol Thursday (Manila time), with a tribute to a rock legend and a mellowed down performance that wowed the judges.
3:21 pm | Philippine News Agency
Team Pacquiao has not yet designated a singer for the national anthem for Manny Pacquiao's title fight against Timothy Bradley on June 9. However, it was mentioned that Jessica Sanchez, who shot to the fame in the ongoing American Idol contest, has been considered to do the honors.
10:46 am | Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
Even as Jessica Sanchez continues to make us proud on 'American Idol,' another one of our homegrown talents has been steadily taking the Southeast Asian market by storm. Laguna native Roli Alexandra Orial or more popularly known as simply Sabrina has become a household name in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
8:39 am | InterAksyon
(UPDATED) With the lone save from season 11 gone and only six American Idol hopefuls remaining, the Filipino-Mexican singer expressed her fear about the results night. But who got eliminated?
9:06 am | InterAksyon.com
(UPDATE - 9:45 a.m.) Jessica Sanchez belted out a sultry rendition of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on American Idol's Top 6 night Thursday (Manila time), but two judges felt rock isn't the Filipino-Mexican singer's forte. However, she won over all three judges with her second song, Luther Vandross' 'Dance With My Father.'
2:28 pm | Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
With Colton Dixon's shocking elimination, things suddenly got more interesting on 'American Idol'. Only six finalists remain to compete for the crown. How will the remaining weeks play out? Here's one take on how everything will unfold from hereon.
9:09 am | InterAksyon.com
After escaping elimination last week, Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez was deemed safe from the American Idol chopping block in the latest round of the competition Friday evening.
9:09 am | InterAksyon.com
(UPDATED) After a shocking near-elimination by voters and a dramatic save from 'American Idol' judges last week, Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez was well-received Thursday (Manila time) for her soulful rendition of Alicia Keys' 'Fallin' but her second song, 'Try A Little Tenderness' was met with mixed reviews.
8:49 am | InterAksyon.com
She may have evaded eviction from the competition last week but fans and critics of 'American Idol' are keeping a close eye on Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez on Thursday's (Manila time) 'Now and Then' performance round.
3:20 pm | Philippine News Agency
The Washington-based Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) on Saturday asked Filipinos all over the world to vote for Jessica Sanchez on-line after the Filipino-American born finalist in the ongoing American Idol was almost eliminated from the popular American television show.
12:24 pm | Eric Ramos, InterAksyon.com
The "American Idol" judges may have saved Jessica Sanchez from elimination this week, but the heavy-handed manner with which they did may have only worsened her chances of going further into the competition.
9:47 am | InterAksyon
After she was eliminated and saved by the American Idol judges on Friday (Manila time), Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez took to her Twitter account to thank her fans and supporters who still believe she will win the competition.
8:20 am | InterAksyon
(UPDATED)Following reports that a popular contestant was up for elimination on 'American Idol' on Friday (Manila time), Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez was ultimately saved by the show's judges despite her having received the least votes from American viewers.
7:54 am | InterAksyon.com
Entertainment website TMZ.com is reporting that a 'popular' contestant may be facing elimination in the latest round of voting, and is 'scrambling' to convince judges to 'save' what the website called 'one of the absolute favorites' to win the competition.
9:29 am | InterAksyon
Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez scored another powerful performance during the Top 7 night of American Idol Thursday (Manila time), and received high praises from the three judges.
8:47 pm | InterAksyon.com
Jessica Sanchez is not the only Pinay currently making waves in a singing contest in America. Cheesa Laureta, a full-blooded Filipino born and raised in Hawaii, is one of the contenders on the second season of 'The Voice,' a reality-based talent show produced by NBC in tandem with 'Survivor' creator Mark Burnett.
8:29 am | InterAksyon
(UPDATED) After rave reviews and a standing ovation for her duet with fellow contestant Joshua Ledet, Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez made it to the Top 7 of American Idol Friday (Manila time).
1:41 pm | InterAksyon.com
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez may not have gotten the American Idol judges on their feet with her solo performance during the Top 8 night Thursday (Manila time), but she did get another standing ovation when she shared the stage with Joshua Ledet.
1:32 am | Ben Cal, Philippines News Agency
The Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) and the Filipino-American community in Washington, D.C., are endorsing Fil-Am singing sensation Jessica Sanchez to win the prestigious title of this year's 'American Idol'.
11:03 am | InterAksyon.com
After a standout performance Thursday (Manila time), Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez made it to the Top 9 of 'American Idol,' moving closer to winning the reality musical talent show.
11:53 am | InterAksyon.com
After a misstep last week, Filipina-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez bounced back in her Top 10 performance Thursday (Manila time), earning a standing ovation from the audience and the three judges of 'American Idol.'
2:17 pm | InterAksyon.com
Despite lukewarm reviews of her Thursday (Manila time) performance, Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez inched closer to winning the American Idol crown, making it to the competition's elite Top 10 tier.
3:42 pm | InterAksyon.com
After being touted as one of the strongest contenders to win the 11th season of American Idol last week, Jessica Sanchez received lukewarm reviews from all three judges of the hit reality talent show on Thursday (Manila time).
1:47 pm | News5
Though she has Mexican blood, American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez is also being considered the pride of Filipinos, and for her relatives and friends in her mother's hometown of Bataan province, she is already the champion.
5:17 pm | InterAksyon.com
A Filipino-Mexican 'American Idol' contestant who sang Whitney Houston's classic 'I Will Always Love You' not only ranked with the show's fans as one of the better tributes to the fallen singer, but also earned a standing ovation from the Idol judges, one of whom declared her the one to beat in the hit singing competition.