JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL...HOPE GALA FOR GEORGE CLOONEY ... BBC AMERICA BAFTA Los Angeles RED CARPET EVENT (007 Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis , Britannia Awards )
JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL...TREVOR LIVE 2012 ( Katy Perry Honoree ) .. Red Carpet ..Getty Images..
JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL.. At the RED CARPET ..AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 12 PREMIERE..Who Wore the Hottest Heels ..Jessica vs Nicki Minaj..
.JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL.....San Diego Concert Performance with Ne-Yo, Zedd .. opening for Enrique Iglesias .. " Subway Artistas Frescos " UNIVISION, New York
JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL... Performing Private Event at White House.. President Obama attending....( jokes ..lipstick on collar " where's Jessica Sanchez ? "
Starkey Foundation Awards Gala .. Minnesota
( presents award in flawless Spanish ) : STARKEY GALA ..( Performing ) , President Bill Clinton attending ..
SPAIN Station celebrates with Album Tracks..
JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL... New Details of Career Development leaked at LLUVIAFm meetings with Tommy Mottola..More to come ..
JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL... HEADED BACK TO PHILIPPINES with STOP IN MACAO TO SING BOTH ANTHEMS FOR PACMAN/RIOS FIGHT
JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL...Arrives in Philippines for Starkey Hearing Foundation Mission Trip
JESSICA SANCHEZ ..BEYOND AMERICAN IDOL..." Heartbeat of Home " New Music with Cuban Jencarlos Canela
LOS ANGELES—“American Idol” 2012 runner-up Jessica Sanchez recently gave us an idea on the kind of album she is currently doing for Interscope Records.
In an e-mail interview, the Filipino-Mexican-American sounded excited about her first album for the label, which boasts of a diverse list of talents, from Fil-Am Nicole Scherzinger, Far East Movement (which includes another Fil-Am, Virman Coquia), 50 Cent, Eminem, Robin Thicke, Lady Gaga to U2.
Jessica is looking forward to performing in the Philippines when the “Idol” concert tour makes its Manila stop on September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 16-year-old singing sensation is absolutely making waves. She’s set to make a multi-episode appearance in the next season of “Glee.” Below are excerpts of our interview:
How do you envision your first album?
It’s going to be more of urban and R&B, with a bit of pop. I can’t wait for everyone to hear that side of me.
Are you thinking of including a song that you wrote or will write?
I’m not much of a writer but I definitely want to get into co-writing. I don’t want to just be given songs. I need to have my inputs in them.
Who would you want to collaborate with, and why?
There’s a bunch of people! Eminem, Beyonce, Rihanna, Prince, Drake, etc. We’ll just see how that all works out, though.
How is Phillip Phillips since his surgery?
He’s doing great! I love him so much!
There’s a wonderful video of you as a young girl singing with other Filipino-American “Idol” finalists Jasmine Trias and Thia Megia.
Thia is my girl. I love her so much. She’s such a sweet, humble girl.
You are remarkably calm and poised for a 16-year-old going through all the pressure in the high-profile events you’ve performed in since the “Idol” finals, media interviews, etc. How do you stay cool in these situations that would otherwise faze most kids your age?
I’ve always been a really chill, calm, quiet person. And I kinda always told myself that this wasn’t going to be easy. I knew it was going be really stressful and a lot of work. So I’m ready for anything you wanna throw at me.
Everything must seem to be moving fast for you since the “Idol” finals. How do you relax amid this hectic lifestyle that you suddenly find yourself in?
Sleep, ha ha. I’m cool with the whole busy thing. I love being busy! This is the life I’ve always dreamt of. I’m working hard on my music to achieve my goals.
It has been reported that you will be doing a five-city solo concert tour in the Philippines in October, including one in Bataan, your mom’s hometown. Can you talk about that?
That was a rumor.
Can you also comment on reports that you will be the front act when Jennifer Lopez performs in a concert in the Philippines this year?
That was also a rumor.
You were quoted as saying that your future plans include going to college. How important is college education to you?
I was never an A+ student but I still understand that education is a big part of life. No matter what, college should always be accessible.
Harvey Mason, Jr. has penned and produced songs for up and coming superstars and industry legends. One-half of the production team The Underdogs.
“If she’s the one that they’ve chosen, or she’s somebody in serious consideration, then that’s a good thing. We all know she’s talented, we all know she’s actually quite beautiful,” MISS SAIGON's original "Kim," Lea Salonga, said as reported by the Manila Bulletin today.
The film, which is still in the early stages of development, had previously announced Lee Daniels as director; no official release date has yet been set.
Miss Saigon, based on the Puccini opera Madame Butterfly, is brought up-to-date with music and lyrics by Alan Boubil and Claude-Michael Schönberg (the creators of Les Misérables), with an English translation by Richard Maltby, Jr.
It is a story of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. Miss Saigon is an epic, daring pop opera that gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong singers an opportunity to shine in show-stopping numbers like "I Still Believe," "Why God Why?" and "The American Dream."
Other actresses reported to be in consideration for the role have included singer Charice and GODSPELL's Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.
Tony Award winner Lea Salonga was only 18 years old when she won the Olivier Award for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon in London, and just two years older when she won the Tony for bringing the show to Broadway. Now the international stage vet is ready to pass the torch to another young ingénue. Salonga recently chatted with 24 Oras about American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez playing the lead in the hit musical should the long-rumored Lee Daniels helmed film adaptation ever hit the big screen.
“If she’s the one that they’ve chosen, or she’s somebody in serious consideration, then that’s a good thing,” offered Salonga. “We all know she’s talented, we all know she’s actually quite beautiful.”
A film adaptation of Miss Saigon has reportedly been in the works since 2009 and Sanchez is just the last in a long line of young stars, including Clarice and Godspell alum Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, rumored to be in contention for the role.
An updating of Madame Butterfly set during the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon tells the tragic story of an American GI who falls for a Vietnamese bar girl. With a score by Les Miserables collaborators Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil (and additional lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.), the musical premiered in London's West End in 1989 and opened on Broadway in 1991, running 4,092 performances before closing in 2001. Miss Saigon won three Tony Awards for original stars Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce and Hinton Battle.
In addition to Miss Saigon, Salonga has appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables and Flower Drum Song. In addition to a busy concert schedule, she can next be seen in God of Carnage at the Singapore Repertory Theatre in November.
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"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez was dressed to impress in a chic, black leather Versace dress with gold stud embellishments when she sang the national anthem at Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals in Oklahoma City, Okla. last month (June). The designer herself, Donatella Versace, rocked an almost identical frock from her collection at the end of her Spring-Summer 2012 menswear runway show in Milan, Italy.
From a 16-year-old pop star to a 57-year-old couturier -- it looks like Versace is really an ageless brand! Who do you think wore the embellished leather dress better -- Jessica or Donatella? Cast your vote in our poll and click to see the next Who Wore It Better face-off below!