Former American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is not happy about Malaya Watson being eliminated this week on season 13. Jessica voiced her support for the American Idol 2014 finalist back in March, happy to see another contestant of Filipino-American heritage in the competition. When Malaya was voted off by viewers, Jessica took to Twitter to express her displeasure.

Jessica Sanchez on American Idol 2012

Back in March, Jessica Sanchez — whose mother a Filipina — told ABS-CBNNews she hoped Malaya Watson “makes it really, really far. I hope she does well.” Malaya’s mother is also a Filipina, originally from Manila, Philippines.

Although Jessica said she had not been watch the show much, she heard Malaya was doing “awesome” and wished her good luck. “I’m here to support,” Jessica said. “Just stay strong, don’t give up even if there are haters out there.”

When Malaya was eliminated on American Idol 2014 on Thursday, Jessica took a moment out of her busy schedule to post her reaction to the vote on Twitter.

Quite a lot of our readers disagree it seems, as Malaya had a very strong following on our site, especially among those of Filipino heritage.

Do you agree with Jessica that Malaya should have been safe this week?


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