Despite the fact that American Idol season 11 silver medal winner Jessica Sanchez is half Filipino (on her mom’s side), and despite the fact that her mom was actually born in the Philippines, AND despite the fact that she has a huge following in the country, she has never actually been to the country before. Good thing for her that her current American Idol success if finally going to afford her the opportunity to visit her mother’s homeland first-hand.
The deal is that after the current Idols Live! Summer Tour wraps up here in the US; Jessica is going to be headed to the Philippines to perform for her gigantic persona fan base over there. She does have a huge following in her mom’s home country, and she claims to be excited for the opportunity to go show them some love in return for all of the support they have given her. She says:
“I’m so excited. It will be my first trip to the Philippines.”
Jessica’s hardcore fans call themselves the “Bluejays” and they are responsible for keeping her name buzzing around the internet as well as circulating as many stories, photos and video clips of the young starlet as they possibly can each and every day.
In addition to Jessica Sanchez’s planned performance that is coming up in the Philippines, she has also scheduled and advertised an upcoming ‘Skype Party’ that she has planned for her fans over in the Philippines as well. She is certainly trying honor her roots.