Jessica Sanchez has never shied away from taking on legendary singers on "American Idol," and last night's finale was no exception.

The fearless 16-year-old singer sang the songs of not one (but two!) music legends: Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, and in typical Jessica fashion, she knocked both performances out of the park.

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Sanchez and fellow finalist Phillip Phillips were asked to sing three songs each on last night's finale: Round one was {Idol creator} Simon Fuller's choice, round two was the contestants' choice and round three was their official "winner's song," (the first single they'll release following the competition).

In round one, Sanchez sang Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing," and her vocals have never been more powerful. The half-Mexican, half-Filipina singer followed up that sensational performance with Celine Dion's "The Prayer" in round two, a song that not only showcased her ability to hit the high notes, but also showed off her impressive range and falsetto. For round three, Jessica was given the original song "Change Nothing," and even though the song was a terrible choice for Sanchez (It might be the worst "winner's song" in Idol history), Jessica did what she could with it.

Overall, Jessica seemed to have a better night than Phillip. But what say you? Do you think Jessica will become the first Latina to win "American Idol?" Dish in the comments!

JESSICA SANCHEZ ON STAGE:

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  • In this April 25, 2012 photo released by Fox, contestant Jessica Sanchez performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

  • In this May 9, 2012 photo released by Fox, contestant Jessica Sanchez performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

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  • In this May 9, 2012 photo released by Fox, contestant Jessica Sanchez from the singing competition series "American Idol," is shown on stage in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

  • In this April 4, 2012 photo released by Fox, Jessica Sanchez performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

  • In this March 7, 2012 photo released by Fox, contestant Jessica Sanchez, of San Diego, Calif., 16, performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. On the Fox show's 400th episode, the men tackled songs from Stevie Wonder's catalogue and the women choose from Whitney Houston's hits, a tribute to the singer who died Feb. 11, on the eve of the Grammy Awards, at age 48. Sanchez performed Houston's "I Will Always Love You." (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

  • In this May 10, 2012 photo released by Fox, the final three contestants from the singing competition series "American Idol," from left, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Josh Ledet pose in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)