Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jessica Sanchez makes the top 3 as Skylar Laine and Hollie Cavanagh are out of the picture
Jessica Sanchez has become the first recipient of the judges' save to make the top 3. In the last two weeks, Skylar Laine then Hollie Cavanagh got eliminated. In season 9, Michael Lynche came in 4th place after being saved by judges. Sanchez received a heroes' welcome in Chula Vista, California, which has a population of 237,000. On May 12, 2012, the city welcomed Sanchez at the East Lake Football Stadium. Mayor Cox proclaimed that day as "Jessica Sanchez Day" in the celebration featuring a procession, rally and mini concert. Sanchez was welcomed by about 7,000 supporters as she rode a parade accompanied by the school's color guards and marching band. After she sang three songs at the mini-concert, cheers from the crowd spurred her to an encore performance. The second part of the homecoming was on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego, where she sang the national anthem and performed three songs before a crowd of about 4,000 aficionados. American Idol camera crews filmed the homecoming and will air tonight on FOX.