Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez made it to the Top 7 of “American Idol” on Thursday (Friday morning in Manila) after she was declared safe, along with duet partner Joshua Ledet.
The 16-year-old impressed the judges and voters with her duet with Ledet during the American Idol ’80s Night. The duo performed “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me,” originally sung by Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and George Michael.
The two showed off their big voices and played off each other well, prompting judge Jennifer Lopez to describe it as “a dream pairing.”
Lopez went on to add, “I’m looking at them and I’m thinking — final?!”
If you missed Joshua and Jessica’s performance, watch it below:
Meanwhile, the bottom three were Hollie Cavanagh, DeAndre Brackensick and Elise Testone. Unfortunately, Deandre Brackensick was eliminated after earning the lowest amount of votes and failing to get the judges’ save.
The American Idol Season 11 Top 7 are revealed. Making the Top 7 on American Idol this year are:
Colton Dixon, Elise Testone, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, and Skylar Laine
What did you think of tonight’s elimination? Did the right singer get sent home? At this point, who do you think is in line to win?