Jessica Sanchez is safe.
Here’s what AI mentor Jimmy Iovine thought of Jessica’s Top 9 performance:
“At 16 years old, Jessica has managed to harness enough experience like she’s been here for 10 years singing like this. What she’s doing with her vocals at each and every moment of building that song, is something that people who have been doing it 20 years have difficulty doing. She got lost in that song, yet kept her composure. I am fully on board with this. I don’t know how this voting pans out. But I do know that young girls tend to vote for young guys–seen by the last 5 years of who’s won and lost this thing. But I think what we need right now is a little girl power.”
The other contestant of Asian descent–Heejun Han–received the lowest number of votes and sang for his life.
After performing “Song for You,” considered his best performance ever, the three judges did not save him.
The other contestants in the bottom three, by the way, were Skylar Laine and Holly Cavanagh.
Last year’s winner, Scotty McCreery graced the show and performed his new single “Water Tower Town” (Click here to watch the video). Nicki Minaj, meanwhile, sang her latest tune “Starship.”
American Idol Season 11 Top 8