Once in a while, we break the monotony with a rare and vibrant “multilingual” product: JESSICA SANCHEZ, a Filipino-Mexican-American who was born on August 4, 1995, in San Diego, CA. Jessica’s maternal grandmother is from Manila and her maternal grandfather is from Bataan. Her mom, Editha, also hails from Bataan. Her dad, Gilbert, a Mexican-American, originally hailed from Texas.
On the March 7, 2012, episode of “American Idol”, 16-year-old Jessica belted what is widely regarded as one of the most difficult pieces in the whole world — I Will Always Love You — one of the late Whitney Houston’s signature pieces and, well, watch (and I hope you vote for her):