Jessica Sanchez is almost like any other 16 year old. The only thing that separates her from the rest is that she is one of the top three finalists of American Idol season 3. Immensely popular among the judges, Sanchez happens to be one of the four finalists ever to have been saved by the judges at an earlier stage. Jessica is known on the American Idol stage for her soulful singing which has broken many hearts. American Idol isn’t the only show she has performed on; she was given a standing ovation for her performance on “Showtime at the Apollo” at the age of 10 and even performed in “America’s Got Talent” at the age of 11. This youngster is no stranger to performing and even sang for the “We are the world” remake. One of the strongest contestants in the competition, she has been dubbed by many as most likely to win this season including judge Steven Tyler who after listening to her performance of Mariah Carey’s “ My All” said that she will be the last one standing . Sanchez’s popularity is growing by the hour; her beautiful singing is being compared to that of the biggest stars of today. The Filipina has been called humble by many but her singing makes her seem anything but humble. Though a favorite of America, she faces tough competition from Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet, who are running neck to neck with her, in terms of popularity and singing.