American Idol Season 11: Jessica Sanchez

It is hard to believe that it has been a month since we had to say goodbye to Whitney Houston. While she may no longer be with us, her memory continues to live on in the world. As a way of paying their respects to the woman who inspired them to use their voices, many singers in the entertainment industry have taken to covering Whitney’s classics in their performances.

This week, during American Idol‘s Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder tribute night, one aspiring young diva dared to tackle Whitney’s signature song, “I Will Always Love You”. While it is a risky maneuver to sing this great beast of a ballad, Jessica Sanchez managed to rise to the occasion with a beautifully effortless rendition that was as close to perfection as one can get. Jessica’s performance prompted the judges to praise her for delivering the best vocals of the season and declare her as ‘the one’ to beat in the competition. If this is just the beginning for the sweet sixteen-year old singer (who is just as stunning on a studio recording as she is in her live performances), then I cannot wait to see what she has in store next!

All hail Princess Jessica.

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