March 12, 2012
American Idol's One to Beat and One to Watch in 2012
The last couple of seasons of American Idol have been far from terrific. That ended last week, when a group of talented folks made the Top 13. And the leader of the pack was clearly identified when Jessica Sanchez covered Whitney Houston trademark I Will Always Love You. Not only is her voice wonderfully warm, with her performance being so close to the death of Whitney, she now has an emotional advantage over the other contestants. Wisely, Jessica stayed close to the beautiful original vocal arrangement and added only a few flourishes that were her own. With her youth and talent, you should be crowed this year's American Idol- and be on her way to a long career.