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Jessica Sanchez & 'American Idol': Philippine President Benigno Aquino III Supports Her Run (VIDEOS)

05/16/12 02:50 AM ET AP

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President Benigno Aquino III has come out in support of Jessica Sanchez' 'American Idol' bid.

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has picked his "American Idol."

The Philippines' leader says he is happy Jessica Sanchez is one of the singing contest's top three finalists and "hopefully she really reaches the top."

The 16-year-old Sanchez is from Chula Vista, California, and has Filipino and Latino heritage. She is being cheered by many in the Philippines and by the Filipino and Mexican communities in the U.S.

The TV talent show airs the finale next week.

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Online:

http://www.americanidol.com/

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  • Jessica Sanchez: I Will Always Love You - Top 13 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston at the Top 13 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: How Will I Know - Top 8 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston at the Top 8 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: Stuttering - Top 7 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Stuttering" by Jazmine Sullivan at the Top 7 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: Dance With My Father - Top 6 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross at the Top 6 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Top 4 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday at the Top 4 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez-I Surrender

    great Jessica Sanchez-I Surrender

  • Jessica Sanchez: Steal Away - Top 4 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Steal Away" by Etta James at the Top 4 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: Bohemian Rhapsody - Top 6 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen at the Top 6 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: Sweet Dreams - Top 9 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Sweet Dreams" by Beyonce at the Top 9 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: Try A Little Tenderness - Top 7 Redux - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding at the Top 7 redux performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: Everybody Has A Dream - Top 10 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Everybody Has A Dream" by Billy Joel at the Top 10 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind (Jessica Sanchez cover)

    Download here: vibedeck.com Produced by Peter A. Barker and Cezar Barretto for Spin Move Records All instruments by Cezar Barretto except Guitar by Peter A. Barker Recorded at Threshold Sound Vision, Santa Monica, CA Video produced by Richard Frias. bit.ly spinmoverecords.com http mighty-fresh.com

  • Jessica & Joshua: I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Top 8 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet perform "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" by Aretha Franklin and George Michael at the Top 8 performance show. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter) bit.ly (Buy Now on iTunes)

  • Jessica Sanchez: Love You I Do - Top 25 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11

    Jessica Sanchez performs "Love You I Do" from Dreamgirls at the Top 12 Girls performance. Check out full performances with judges' commentary only at www.americanidol.com http (Official Site) www.facebook.com ('Like' on Facebook) twitter.com (Follow on Twitter)



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