American Idol 2012: Jessica Sanchez Top 3 Performances

American Idol 2012 Jessica Sanchez

As part of the American Idol 2012 Top 3 performances last night Jessica Sanchez followed Joshua Ledet and delivered three of her own. The judges’ praise was overflowing including a surprising early prediction by Steven Tyler that Jessica Sanchez would win this season of American Idol

Jessica Sanchez starts her American Idol Top 3 night out with the judges’ selection of Mariah Carey’s “My All.” JLo praised Jessica’s restraint while Randy thought it was the best Mariah cover on television “EVAH!” Randy must go home exhausted each night from fending off every other singing show out there.

In a bold move, Jessica decided to sing a song by one of the judges, typically a move avoided by Idol Hopefuls. Here’s Jessica Sanchez performing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” which earned her a standing ovation from Steven with his approval even if the other two judges remained seat.

Jimmy Iovine’s pick for Jessica was the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There.” Jimmy explained that he wanted a youthful song which could also appeal to an older crowd. Steven and JLo felt the connection while Randy said he was lost waiting for “the moment” that never happened for him.

Will Jessica Sanchez’s American Idol performances be enough to push her over the top and head on to the finale next week? We’ll know later tonight when the American Idol results are revealed. Don’t forget to vote in our poll and share your thoughts on who was the best this week.