Jessica Sanchez and Deandre Brackensick competed on Season 11 of 'American Idol,' yet neither took home the crown (though Sanchez did come pretty close, as the runner up). Their consolation prize is better than winning the title, actually. The duo found love on the show and are currently dating. Aw! What a cute (and incredibly talented) pair these two make.
In the past, 17-year-old 'American Idol' contestant DeAndre Brackensick has struggled with nerves onstage. However, tonight when he was tasked to sing a song from the '80s, the curly haired crooner blew away the crowd and judges with his pretty much flawless cover of DeBarge's 'I Like It.'
On tonight's episode (March 28) of 'American Idol,' the hopefuls were allowed to perform songs by their personal idols. Deandre Brackensick chose R&B singer Eric Benet's sensitive tune 'Sometimes I Cry.' Benet, astute pop culture watchers will recall, is the ex-husband of Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, who famously admitted to cheating on her. It was a tabloid scandal, so we hope Brackensick admires Benet's professional life only.
Deandre Brackensick sang 'Endless Love' on tonight's episode of 'American Idol' (March 14), which was a stylistic shift from his reggae turn last week. Looking spiffy in a white suit and his signature curls making a statement, Brackensick chose this song since a Mariah Carey-Luther Vandross version was released in 1994, the year he was born. For this episode, the hopefuls were allowed to sing tunes from their year during which they made their entrance on earth. This ballad wasn't Brackensick's first choice, but ...
Tonight on 'American Idol,' the male half of the Top 24 contestants (soon to be Top 25 after a wild card is chosen) performed songs on the first set of live shows this season. Third in the rotation of impressive vocalists was curly-haired cutie pie Deandre Brackensick, who talked about his close-knit family and how his sister is his biggest fan during his intro video.