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Jessica Sanchez Delivers Three Sensational Performances On 'American Idol' Finale (VIDEO)

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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!

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