Contact Us

Jessica Sanchez Proves She May ‘Be There’ in ‘American Idol’ Finals With Jackson 5 Cover

Jessica Sanchez
FOX

American Idol‘s series mentor and Interscope Records chief chose the Jackson 5′s ‘I’ll Be There’ for diva Jessica Sanchez on tonight’s (May 16) episode. It was her final performance for the viewing audience’s votes. It was like her second time singing Mariah Carey tonight, since Carey’s cover of this particular song was a huge hit for her.

We heard a bit of a soulful tone during this rendition that we’ve not previously experienced with Sanchez before. The song cycled through a few tempos, and it showcased her ability to go up and down and to play with dynamics. Her tone was so perfect that she did remind us of Michael Jackson. And no, that’s not easy to do.

We don’t mean to sound like haters, but it was another “too good” perf by Sanchez. She earns high marks for her vocals, her ability to slay big note, her technical proficiency  and the quality of her voice. But it’s a little boring. We want the flaws.

Randy Jackson concurred. He felt the song lacked “a moment” and the “OH. MY. GOD” factor, which the studio audience disagreed with by hurling boos. Were siding with Randy on this one, folks. It was terrific but it was also a bit of a snooze. Nothing out of the box here.

Watch Jessica Sanchez Perform ‘I’ll Be There’ on ‘American Idol’

http://youtu.be/4IkdGyBRexk

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://popcrush.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!