Monday, July 30, 2012

Jessica Sanchez dates DeAndre Brackensick

Jessica Sanchez, my favorite contestant of American Idol season 11, has announced via UStream the week before last that a new man in her life by the name of DeAndre Brackensick, my third favorite of season 11.  She said, "I got a secret and I want you guys to guess. I’ll nod if it’s no or yes." After a few wrong guesses, fans zeroed in on Sanchez having a boyfriend. Sanchez was too excited to identify her significant other as the handsome 17-year-old singer. She is currently homeschooled and now signed to Interscope Records. She is represented by Creative Artists Agency, which is known to represent future American Idol judge Mariah Carey, as well as Usher, 50 Cent, and Justin Timberlake. Her Mexican-American father Gilbert Sanchez was born in Texas and serves in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Singapore. Her mother Editha Sanchez was born in Bataan Province, Philippines, and was raised in Hawaii. Brackensick recently graduated from Oak Grove High School. He is the son of a Caucasian father and an African-American mother.

Sanchez hails from Chula Vista, California, and Brackensick hails from San Jose, California. The American Idols LIVE! Tour 2012 was recently in Brackensick's hometown first and then Jessica's hometown, and both audiences gave the same positive reception to Sanchez. They both auditioned for American Idol season 11 in Sanchez's hometown San Diego, California. Brackensick originally auditioned for season 10 in San Francisco, California, but he was cut in the green mile round. Sanchez was too young to audition for season 10, but Thia Megia, a friend of hers, was placed in the top 11 in that season.

Season 11's show winner Phillip Phillips is in a relationship with Hannah Blackwell. The rest of season 11's top 13 are single, thus not in a relationship.

As for season 10's top 13, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are single. Haley Reinhart is in a relationship. James Durbin is married to a woman named Heidi and has a son named Hunter. Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams are single. Stefano Langone is in a relationship. Paul McDonald is married to Nikki Reed. Pia Toscano and Thia Megia are single. Naima Adedapo is married. Karen Rodriguez and Ashthon Jones are single.

Both of season 9's top 2 are married, and the runner-up got married before the winner. Crystal Bowersox got married shortly after her stint on American Idol. Lee DeWyze got married two weeks ago. Casey James is single. Michael Lynche got married before his stint on American Idol, with his daughter born during the Hollywood Round. Aaron Kelly is single. Siobhan Magnus is in a relationship. Tim Urban and Katie Stevens are single. Andrew Garcia is in a relationship. Didi Benami, Paige Miles, and Lacey Brown are single.

As for the season 8 finalists, winner Kris Allen got married before his stint on American Idol. Adam Lambert is openly gay. Danny Gokey was widowed during his stint on American Idol but got recently remarried to Leyicet Peralta. Allison Iraheta, Matt Giraud, and Anoop Desai are single. Anoop Desai has been a groomsman at many weddings. Lil Rounds get married and bore children before her stint on American Idol. Megan Joy divorced during her stint on American Idol, but she is recently remarried. Michael Sarver got married before his stint on American Idol. Scott MacIntyre is recently married. Alexis Grace is in a relationship. Jorge Núñez and my favorite Jasmine Murray are single.