We cannot deny the fact that Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips nailed the performances during American Idol's finale performances. But despite their talent, it was also clear that both have contrasting singing styles other than their races.
Coming from different parts of the United States, the two finalists were unlikely driven to share what they are inspired from. Jessica is more likely the urban-styled ballad singer while Phillip is more of an alternative-rock/folk singer.
It is such a mind-boggling mystery whether who will be winning this season's AI. "By season's end, it's all about which singer elecits the soundest emotional response, a point the judges also mention early on,"
according to Billboard.com
Want to know what the judges think of each round of the performances? Here's a quick review about it.
1. First Round (Song Selected by Idol Simon Fuller)
- Jessica Sanchez "I Have Nothing"
- Phillip Phillips "Stand By Me"
(According to Randy, "Round one goes to Jessica". The same goes with Jennifer.)
2. Second Round (Favorite Song from the Whole Series)
- Jessica Sanchez "The Prayer"
- Phillip Phillips "Movin' Out"
(Randy said it's a tie, Jennifer gave it to Phillip but Tyler said it's for Jessica.)
3. Final Round (Individual "New" Single)
- Jessica Sanchez "Change Nothing"
- Phillip Phillips "Home"
(All the judges voted for Phillip and disliked Jessica's song.)
So guys, who do you think will be the next American Idol? Will it be Phillip Phillips or the Filipino-pride Jessica Sanchez? Cast your votes now!