Jessica Sanchez and Her Father Share Stage at 'American Idol' Homecoming Gig

Jessica Sanchez and Her Father Share Stage at 'American Idol' Homecoming Gig

The female top-3 finalist of 'Idol' season 11 dedicates her rendition of 'Dance with My Father' to her dad during a performance at the USS Midway Museum.

Jessica Sanchez serenaded her father, who's a member of the U.S. Navy, when coming back home to Chula Vista, Calif. over the weekend. She invited him to join her on stage when she covered Luther Vandross' classic "Dance with My Father" at the USS Midway Museum.

Earlier in the day, Jessica greeted thousands of fans when riding through the town in a car with her two little brothers. The finalist of "American Idol" season 11 made a stop at Eastlake High School's stadium, and sang four songs including Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".

"I feel amazing," she gushed about the homecoming visit. "I'm so happy to represent Chula Vista. It was the people. I missed the people so much. I love you guys. Thank you for all the support." May 12, the day when she came for a visit, was declared by the mayor as "Jessica Sanchez Day".

Elsewhere, a large number of supporters greeted Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips when the two male finalists returned to their respective hometowns. As part of "Idol" finale countdown, the former went back home in Southwest Louisiana, while the latter flew back to South Georgia.

"I am so grateful," Josh said to his fans. "Without you guys, I would be nothing. You guys give me the strength to move on. This week and everything you guys said positively about me, all the fan-mail and everything just gave me that boost to go out and step on that Idol stage. So y'all keep voting for me!"

In the same tone, Phillip said to his fans, "Hey everybody, thanks for coming out and supporting me today." He added, "You never know the support that you have until you actually come back and see everybody. The support of you guys coming to the airport made me want to break out in tears."




    Jul 29, 2012

    Jessica did not win American Idol, but she won the World Idol!

    May 23, 2012

    Jessica Sanchez in reality is a good singer with phenomenal voice than anybody else in the American Idol 2012.

    Rj Joaquin
    May 19, 2012

    You are always on fire!!! Win this and go visit us here in the philippines. God Bless you always!

    May 18, 2012

    Jessica sings very well as most Filipino does. Singing is sports in the Philippines and whole family entertainment after supper,from small village to small town restaurant there are always singer. Joshua and Phillip sings excellent but their music would not sell long term Jessica would sell to the media from cell phone ad to fashion internationally and America.

    May 15, 2012

    Jessica Sanches the next American Idol!

    May 15, 2012

    If the game is FAIR....we all know that Jessica has the golden voice...that's the reality....therefore jessica is the we VOTE!!!! For the real one, the ONE AI!

    May 14, 2012

    Jessica Sanchez will win the American Idol..Judges you know who has the great voice don't be deaf:) go Jessica!!!!!!

    May 14, 2012

    Jessica Sanchez will surely win American Idol 2012. She's phenomenal.

    Tacloban Alley
    May 14, 2012

    You can do it....go Jessica go....victory is yours....

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