Jessica Sanchez is going to win American Idol Season 11 – this is the fearless forecast of no less than eight division world boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
In an interview by ABS-CBNNews.com, Pambansang Kamao and Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao believes that Jessica Sanchez will win American Idol Season 11.
“Jessica, good luck and we’re praying for you. Sana manalo ka. No, hindi sana. I declare that you’re gonna win in Jesus’ name,” the famous boxer said.
Sanchez, a 16-year-old Filipino-Mexican living in the US, is currently among the Top 5 of the most prestigious singing competition in the world and she’s 3 bouts away to make it to the show’s finale.
During the Top 6 performance night on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Manila), Sanchez sang the Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the Luther Vandross ballad “Dance With My Father.”
And on the results show last Thursday night (Friday morning in Manila), Jessica is one of the Top 3 finalists who received the highest number of votes together with Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet. Getting the boot was Elise Testone.
Meanwhile, aside from Manny Pacquiao, multi-platinum recording artist, record producer and songwriter Akon also expressed his admiration to Jessica Sanchez.
In an interview by E! during the recent Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, Akon said he hopes Sanchez would be voted off the reality singing contest, so he can offer her a recording contract.
“I know I shouldn’t be saying this, but I kind of want her to get voted off so I can sign her. She’s beyond the talent that’s supposed to be there. I think she’s overqualified, I really do,” he said.
The winners of American Idol are being managed by the show’s affiliate, 19 Management. Only those who gets voted off can sign a record deal outside the show’s jurisdiction.