On FOX's "American Idol," Sanchez and her fellow contestants Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips, anxiously awaited the results of America's votes to find out which of them would be headed into the "American Idol" finale next week. (We were equally anxious awaiting the results!)
After revealing that 90 million people voted on Wednesday night, host Ryan Seacrest announced that Sanchez, the half-Mexican, half-Filipina contestant from Chula Vista, California, will compete against Phillip Phillips, of Leesburg, Georgia, in next week's Idol finale. Joshua Ledet was sent packing.
Once we knew Jessica was safe (we've been rooting for the talented Mexicana all season!), we switched the channel to ABC, where the much-publicized "Grey's Anatomy" season finale was getting started. In case you haven't heard (spoiler alert!), the big death that people have been talking about for weeks, wasn't, as predicted, Sara Ramirez's character Callie Torres. Rather, it was Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh).
We're happy Sara didn't meet her maker in the finale. But we've gotta say: that final scene with Callie in her lingerie, anxiously waiting for her wife, Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), to return home was kind of heartbreaking. Let's hope Arizona returns to Callie in one piece next season! (Oh, and one more thing: Sara looked all kinds of sexy in last night's episode!).
Are you happy that Jessica Sanchez is in finals? Relieved that Grey's didn't kill off Sara Ramirez? Dish in the comments!
CHECK OUT HIS SLIDESHOW OF LATINO STARS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Cuban born actor, Andy Garcia earned his star in The Hollywood Walk fo Fame in 1995. Garcia earned an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Godfather Part III" and a Grammy as producer of "Ahora Si" by Israel "Cachao" Lopez. More recently he played the role of Terry Benedict, the casino mogul, in "Ocean's Eleven" and it's following sequels. Garcia will appear in the movie "Hemingway and Fuentes", which will be released in 2012, in the role of Gregorio Fuentes.
Aguilera, who's father is originally from Ecuador, was awarded a star in The Hollywood Walk fo Fame in 2010. In 1999 she had three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100--"Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)."
The Mexican-American rock star was immortalized in 1998. Santana is known for his guitar-playing skills and he became famous in the late 60 with his band "Santana". He was a pioneer in mixing Latin rhythms, jazz and rock. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine named Santana number 15 in their list of 100 greatest artists of all times.
George Lopez, of Mexican descent, was awarded a place in The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. He is known for starring in his popular ABC sitcom "George Lopez". He is also known for his stand-up comedy which examines race and ethnic relations, focusing in Mexican American culture.
The Estefans share one more thing other than their Cuban descent and their undeniable musical talent. They both have star in The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Gloria got hers in 1993 and Emilio got his in 2005. The power-couple has been married since 1976 and have been producing great music ever since.
The Mexican singer, known as "El Rey De Rancher" ("King Of Ranchera Music") was awarded a star in 1998. Fernandez, who started singing at local restaurants and events, is now not only a famous singer, but a cultural icon. In 2002 Fernandez was recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as Person of the Year.