Phillip Phillips vs Jessica Sanchez: Their Best and Worst AI Performances

We picked the best and worst season 11 performances of Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Check it out!

6 hours before the much-awaited vocal bout of Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez on American Idol (yes folks, the performance night is happening today instead of the usual Thursday), we’d like to present to you our Top picks for their best and worst performances this season.


Best Performance: Volcano (Top 4)

Judges Thoughts:

Randy Jackson said “Dude. So, yo. That’s what it’s all about. Dude, that right there was one of your best performances on the season. So great.”

Steven Tyler said “I agree with Jimmy. I heard the musician that time. You just sang like you really dug the way you sung to yourself. That was beautiful.”

Jennifer Lopez said “Very few people could have pulled that off. It’s a real testament to who you are. It was one of the most beautiful poignant moments a contestant has had. Really lovely.”

Runner Up: Beggin (Top 3)

Judges Thoughts:

Randy Jackson said “Wow, Steven. That was poetic. Listen, man. We were just at the Phil Phillips concert, y’all. Yo, you are so in the zone. You have been in the zone since day one. You take the challenge. Another incredible performance by you. You are who y ou are and we love it!”

Steven Tyler said “Can you believe this guy? When you’re facing the sun, the shadows fall behind you. I’m hoping you write your own songs. You could be a new-age Boss. You’ve got that character.”

Jennifer Lopez said “You’re very funny, to me. We picked the song to see if you could do the melody and you have to mess with it. It was great!”

Worst Performance: “Time of the Season” (Top 5)


Best Performance: I Will Always Love You (Top 13, Standing Ovation)

Randy Jackson said “Jessica is legit. This is one of the hardest songs in the world to sing but I think you may be one of the best talents in the whole competition.”

Steven Tyler said “You just made 40 million people cry!”

Jennifer Lopez said “Just amazing. I don’t know what to say. It was beautiful.”

Runner Up: “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” (Top 4, standing ovation)

Judges Thoughts:

Randy Jackson said “You guys are in it. You are phenomenal.”

Jennifer Lopez said “It seems like a race to the finish here.”

Steven Tyler said “Just over the top.”

Worst Performance: “I’ll Be There” (Top 3)

Judges Thoughts:

Randy Jackson said “I liked it OK. I didn’t love that for me. It was never a moment moment. It needed a moment moment moment. It was OK it wasn’t like OH MY GOD.”

Steven Tyler said “Don’t bore us, get to the chorus. Delicious. Gorgeous.”

Jennifer Lopez said “You came back and killed it so hard at the end.”

8 Comments on Phillip Phillips vs Jessica Sanchez: Their Best and Worst AI Performances

  1. KorinaSojo // May 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm //

    Jay deserves to be the 11th winner…..

  2. I disagree. . .Phillips bests are We’ve got tonight and Time of the Season…

  3. I Will Always Love You ni Jessica was mesmerizing so i agree it’s her best performance this season

  4. Mikegeloyam // May 23, 2012 at 7:11 am //

    Everybody Has a Dream is perfect for Jessica it just describes her journey to stardom and soon to superstardom!  while We’ve Got Tonight is for PP..

  5. Senyoraalicia // May 23, 2012 at 3:58 am //

    I think Jessica sang I will always love you with great passion and confidence, her rendition is almost close to original.The best performance ever in Idol History.

  6. ilovejessica // May 23, 2012 at 2:41 am //

    para sa akin yung best performance ni philip yung we’ve got tonight at yung kay jessica my all

  7. I agree with u van. I hope she sings it again in the finale

  8. Vanhansen_cute // May 23, 2012 at 1:59 am //

    For me Philip’s best performance is we’ve got tonight. For Jessica, her best performance for me is Everybody has a dream.

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