The event was part of the American Idol tradition that the final 3 contestants will do hometown visits.
As for Jessica, she was welcomed by thousands of fans in Chula Vista as she rode a procession with a marching band into the stadium of her alma mater, Eastlake High School where she had a mini-concert. She sang “Try a Little Tenderness,” “Stuttering,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “Proud Mary.”
Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox also declared May 12, Saturday, as “Jessica Sanchez Day.”
In the afternoon, Sanchez headed to USS Midway Museum to continue her homecoming celebration. The venue was limited to only 3,500 people.
Here she sang the “US National Anthem,” “Try a Little Tenderness” and “Dance with My Father” where she brought her dad up on stage.
(Photo Credit: JSanchezLegs @jsanchezlegs from Twitter)
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