American Idol 2012 Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez Discusses Journey

Jennifer Holliday and Jessica Sanchez on American Idol 2012

She might not have won American Idol 2012, but Jessica Sanchez left happy after last night’s season 11 finale event. Speaking with Fox, Jessica expressed joy for her chance to sing with Holliday, the upcoming summer tour, and what made her experience on Idol so special.

There were lots of comments last night during Jennifer Holliday’s duet with Jessica and while the performance was impressive, it was the facial expressions that captured a lot of attention. Jessica immediately praised Holliday, “I love her so much. She’s the sweetest thing and she sings like a freakin’ monster. I couldn’t have picked a better person to sing with that night.”

When asked how she kept her composure singing opposite Holliday’s animated expressions. “I’ve watched her past performances on Broadway and that’s who she is. She really likes to tell the story and when we’re singing those songs we’re really trying to dig deep in to our hearts. She’s really pushing herself out there and that’s what I was trying to do too.”

As for the upcoming American Idol 2012 summer tour, have you signed up for your free Idol tour tickets yet??, Jessica says she’s “definitely excited” and can’t wait to be reunited with her Idol family. “I won’t have to worry about people judging us,” she explained. “Our fans are coming out to see us and I can’t wait to see all of them.”

When asked for her one highlight of the season Jessica couldn’t narrow it down beyond “everything.” She thanked everyone involved in the show for their support. “It’s just been an amazing journey and a crazy ride. I love it.”

Watch Jessica Sanchez’s full post-Idol interview with Fox below: