American Idol has been a stepping stone for some Pinoys in the US in launching their music careers.
Some of them who became a household name after making it to the semifinals of the show are Jasmine Trias, Camille Velasco, Ramiele Malubay, Clint Jun Gamboa, AJ Tabaldo, Thia Megia, etc.
This year, one Pinoy is prominent in various lists of rumored Top 24 contestants of American Idol season 11 and she’s none other than Jessica Sanchez.
Jessica Sanchez joined America’s Got Talent season 1 when she was only 12 years old. She did not make it to the finals on that first season of the show where another 12 year old emerged as winner – Bianca Ryan.
Check out our post in 2007 about Jessica Sanchez where she performed Celine Dion‘s “I Surrender” HERE.
Jessica is now 16 years old and according to reports, she made it to the Top 24 (semifinals) of American Idol Season 11.
The annual American Idol spoilers do not disappoint as it always predict the Top 24 with more than 90% accuracy.
The other girls on the list are Elise Testone, Haley Johnsen, Shannon Magrane, Baylie Brown, Hallie Day, Jen Hirsh, Chelsea Sorrell, Skylar Laine, Erika Van Pelt, Brielle Von Hugel and Hollie Cavanagh.
As for the guys, here are the names on the list: Eben Franckewitz, Reed Grimm, Heejun Han, Deandre Brackensick, Aaron Marcellus Sanders, Adam Brock, Creighton Fraker, Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet.
Please take note that this list is NOT official. American Idol season 11 has just premiered last week so the announcement of the official Top 24 will be aired some time in February.