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American Idol Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez Thinks 'Phillip Deserved To Win'

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Jessica Sanchez is humble after idol loss

Such a good sport!

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old American Idol runner-up, isn't too disappointed that she lost to Phillip Phillips. In fact, she thinks he deserved it and is just relieved that the season is over. After the season finale, she told reporters:

"I'm kind of relieved that this whole thing is over, but I'm also going to miss everybody here. I really think that Phillip deserves to win and I'm so happy for him."

She admitted backstage that she kind of had a feeling he "was going to win the whole thing" and explained:

"Phillip has everything about him. He has his funny side and his humble side and he's just an amazing, original artist. I think we all are talented and I think we all are going to have really successful careers."

On top of that, she recognized that Phillips worked harder than all of his competition! Srsly, the guy was in serious pain throughout the entire season because of kidney stones and Sanchez respects his hard work:

"He has worked harder than all of us. We've all been working hard, but he's been having to deal with his health issues, with his kidneys, and I think he's been through a lot more than us mentally and physically."

This is all very humble of you to say, gurl! But don't forget that you did a fantastic job yourself and it all came down to votes.

You win some, you lose some, but you definitely won over A LOT of fans this year! Congrats on your success and we hope it continues!

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16 comments to “American Idol Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez Thinks 'Phillip Deserved To Win'”

  1. S says – reply to this


    1

    what a class act!! she'll go far



  2. 2

    Jessica has a MUCH better voice, just sayin…..

  3. Amber says – reply to this


    3

    LIAR…she did not think he deserved it….she thought she did..you dont gotta lie girl

  4. Mindy Turner says – reply to this


    4

    as Bernard explained I am startled that someone can make $4707 in four weeks on the computer. did you see this site



  5. 5

    I really really like her

  6. bookish says – reply to this


    6

    for Mindy

    That is who you are! So dont presume other people are like you. She is of good nature and have been brought up well.

  7. bookish says – reply to this


    7

    sorry Mindy not you. I am repling to someone named AMBER

  8. Paige says – reply to this


    8

    Phillip won American Idol but Jessica is definitely the WORLD CHAMPION!



  9. 9

    I thought it was a pretty shit season. PP Should not have won - America doesn't need another "white guy with guitar" winning. boo.

  10. just me says – reply to this


    10

    The white guy with a guitar syndrome is the new "A.Idol" reality with a voting audience of female tweens,granda's and closeted cougars.
    Yes Jessica deserved to win but Phillip Phillips was damm good too.
    I am not worried for either of them for they both will do just fine.

  11. Mel says – reply to this


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    May God continue to bless the voice of Jess, deserves much success and could win, but God knows best.
    This interview shows how simple it is, I hope you have a great manager and makes it a great singer.
    And maybe one day come to Brazil

  12. joy manguerra says – reply to this


    12

    perform and travel the world! world-class artist!

  13. loves Country Music says – reply to this


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    There ought to be a show called " america can't hear talent "
    HOW in the world Phillip won is mind- blowing, to say the least !!!
    Jessica is a REAL singer, and so is Joshua.
    Phillip is a sweet kid, with a dave Matthews kind of voice. But a REAL singer & an American Idol ? Really ? America can't hear or recognize great talent—sooo sad !!!
    Jess & Josh will have great carreers anyway, but I wouldn't spend a penny to go see Phillip in concert!!! Jess & Josh are the best two singers in 50 years—WAKE-UP America !!!

  14. splum says – reply to this


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    Why does everything have to be negative reaction, first she's called liar, and then people are saying Phillip shouldn't of won. Why can't we just be happy for all of them, nobody lost here, they are all winners! It just came down to votes, and if you didn't vote you shouldn't be allowed to BITCH!!! I'm proud of both of them and I will be supporting their career all way!! Go Jessica and Phillip

  15. lemvin says – reply to this


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    Re: Mindy Turner – as if you know whats she's thinking. stupid!

  16. Richie Riches says – reply to this


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    Some americans do not hear the real voice……..Jessica and Joshua are GREATER than Philip/s 2x…… They're blind because of a white guy with a dumb guitar….. Where's the real talent people….. …..I'm getting some frustrations for such talented persons…….Oh well let the talented shine!!!!…… I don't want to be a hypocrite but this season of american Idol is SUPER DISAPPOINTING………………..Note that PEREZ!!!!!!