Jessica Sanchez Upset With American Idol

Jessica Sanchez Upset With American Idol

Is Jessica Sanchez upset with American Idol?  Jessica claims that she was not satisfied with her music choices on the show, including the big ballads the judges gave her nearing the end of the competition.

Jessica, who came second in the recent installment of American Idol, says she did songs on the reality show which did not suit her as an artist, including the Mariah Carey hit “My All”, which the judges gave her to sing. Is this a case of sour grapes? Jessica came under fire in the competition, several times, for being too “grown up” in her performances and not staying to true 16 year old form.

There’s no songs that a 16-year-old can sing right now,” Sanchez said of the song choices, “But I feel like if I can pull it off and if I can make it believable that I have been through that, then I’m good to go. I’m not going to stay 16 forever.” Jessica also had some word vomit over Jimmy Iovine’s confusable advice stating, “[Jimmy Iovine] said I can’t be singing what I put on my album. I have to be singing competition songs, because we’re on American Idol. And I think that’s what messed me up. I was paying attention to that way too much. I do sing ballads but I’m not a balladeer. I’m not the next Celine Dion.

Many critics of the show recently came out against Philip Phillips and many noted that he received “audience favourable” songs, giving him a slight and favourable lead. Whether this is true or not, is to be disputed. We do know that Jessica had a massive following and this gave her second place, but we also know that Jessica did some pretty tricky songs, even more so than Philip Phillips.

It was recently revealed that Jessica will receive the lowest royalty payout in the history of American Idol and she will not receive the traditional second place album, as has been done in the past. In the history of the show, the runner-up received a $175 000 advance and a full album deal. The contract has been changed, giving the runner-up an advance of $30 000 to $60 000 per single and/or EP release.

Whether Jessica will make a success of her Idol leverage or not, is to be disputed. We know she is one of the best singers in the history of the competition, but if she’s able to pull together and release a single hit, we’re not too sure… Jessica might have been hot on the show, but in real life, the music industry is much different and could eat her alive. Philip Phillips broke records, but now the question has been raised, was his win overtly influenced by the producers of the show, meaning the show was set-up for him to win? Or is Jessica suffering from post-Idol madness?

Let us know in your comments below! Please note, the writer of this article is not favoring Jessica, but is trying to create a healthy and objective debate. Do you agree?



  • Sandra

    Jessica has been seen buy millions.. Its up to her now to sell her music.. she was saved if you remember once, She got to 2nd place.. Philip was never in the bottom 3… Phillip has sold more than 608,000 downloads in just over a week… Jessica has sold over 4000.. do the math.. Dont say Jessica is the best singer ever because its not true.. American Idol is a voteing process and Phillip won.. because people connected with him..most of the singers were awesome this year.. They will all have a chance to sell their music and for those who love Jessica… BUY HER MUSIC..  

    • guest

      you’re dellusional woman!  if you total the number of buys on itunes of all her performances, i bet it totals more than the sales of Home.  P2’s sales of home may have been higher but all in all that’s all he’s sold….his mediocre and pedestrian talent won’t last….in a year or two he’ll be long forgotten….original and musician is an insult to all who really know music!  P2 personifies the dumbing down of American music…..people like you certainly belong to that category!!!

      • MAB

         You are the delusional one.

        • guest

           stop kidding yourself!  go ahead and make a variation of “mary had a little lamb”n (5 note, one octave range) and it will be a hit in some pub in smalltown, usa

    • Noshouting4me

      I have heard her and definitely not going to spend my money on her music.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGFAJM5OLH2UJQYR3S6A5RXI3A Luis

    This writer should stop trying to generate controversy over Jessica Sanchez’s song choices.  In other interviews Jessica has already said although the songs given her to sing did not really reflect her true style and personality, she was greatful for AI and her top 2 finish.  She was not bitter or resentful in any way about AI.  Please stop trying to generate controversy okay?  Its over and she is happy with the results and AI too. 

    • Bella

      Jessica didn’t even want to win – she entered AI for exposure.  She has stated many times she was not interested in winning the show – but I think she is just “winning.”

  • dancer61958

    The payout is false info she was signed the night before the finale with Tommy Mattola who will be producing her first CD as soon as the American Idol tour is over. Tired of reading misinformation! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWEE3XWT7TNLBLOH2RFINY6AKM taftcod

    @ renier….What you doin’ man? Why made this article and exagerate everything bad against Jessica ? are you really that disperate ? Geeeezz… you really out of topics to talk about?…this is really a low cheap shot dude.

  • GA

    Ummmm. You are flat-out wrong about the album deal.  They have the *option* to do a $30K or $60K payout if they choose not to give her a full $175K album.

  • 16off

    Jessica is #1 in Walmart preorder sales and #2 overall, PP is #12, what’s up with itunes?? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm fishy I say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Giles/100000083080744 Patricia Giles

    American Idol is over for this year please let move on to next year

  • Renier Palland

    Firstly, in now way did I ever intend to create “controversy” over Jessica. I am a Jessica fan people and I will buy her album as soon as it is released!

    Secondly, I never said Jessica was bitter and/or resentful. I merely asked whether Jessica is suffering from a case of sour grapes? The contracts have officially been released by the Associated Press and the new contracts, which started this season, state that the runner-up will not get a traditional album deal with Team 19, but she is allowed to sign with other labels or labels affiliated with Team 19. 

    All of you have to realise that us as entertainment writers have to follow the trends, so you can hate all you want, but we’re obliged to write about current trends which affect every reader, across the board. In no way are we trying to be viscous or falsify information. We tell it like it is and shoot from the hip.

    If you can’t take the heat… Well, you know what they say!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TBRH25QFXTK5JOPE4HX7FBI5PE J

      You read wrong about the contract. It said they “could” offer her a deal as low as 30-60K and 4 singles, but that will not necessarily happen. They can still offer her 175K and a full album. Nothing is official yet.

    • Earl91

      I was a journalist myself.  Stop defending and fooling your readers, Mr. Palland.  As a writer you know, there are ways you can slant news.  Although you might have pulled the basic information from other sources (i.e. Associated Press etc.) you slanted your article in a clever way as to discredit Jessica Sanchez.   Just look at your heading — JESSICA SANCHEZ UPSET WITH AMERICAN IDOL. You know very well that will stick more in your reader’s mind whether they read the rest of your article or not. So, don’t dare explain you are a Jessica Sanchez fan!

    • Earl91

      I was a journalist myself.  Stop defending and fooling your readers, Mr. Palland.  As a writer you know, there are ways you can slant news.  Although you might have pulled the basic information from other sources (i.e. Associated Press etc.) you slanted your article in a clever way as to discredit Jessica Sanchez.   Just look at your heading — JESSICA SANCHEZ UPSET WITH AMERICAN IDOL. You know very well that will stick more in your reader’s mind whether they read the rest of your article or not. So, don’t dare explain you are a Jessica Sanchez fan!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JY45JGF5J4ZDBPSVGDVWD3UHDQ Francisco D

      Renier, apparently based on what’s been happening what you wrote was very far from reality. So why write it????

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JY45JGF5J4ZDBPSVGDVWD3UHDQ Francisco D

      Renier, apparently based on what’s been happening what you wrote was very far from reality. So why write it????

  • Tcody325

    Typical scribe trying make a name for himself. First rule, do your homework and know the facts. Everything in here is BS. You throw s____ against the wall and if it sticks, it sticks.

    • Renier Palland

      Tcody, thank you for your wonderful commentary on my ambitions. My “homework” and “facts” are all directly pulled from about 4 wired news sources, with a dollop of inside information tossed in for good measure. When you feel like entering a debate any time soon on this site or any other, remember to Google “ad hominem”. It makes your life so much easier. 

    • Renier Palland

      Tcody, thank you for your wonderful commentary on my ambitions. My “homework” and “facts” are all directly pulled from about 4 wired news sources, with a dollop of inside information tossed in for good measure. When you feel like entering a debate any time soon on this site or any other, remember to Google “ad hominem”. It makes your life so much easier. 

  • Dian

    Call me crazy but I don’t see the purpose why you guys are freaking out like this. It is just an article Renier is just a god sent down to earth to be our god on gossip! The work is amazing keep it up!

  • David

    Every one just need to relax about Jessica. I was here when Jennifer Hudson was spit out on the 7th row. Jessica’s only concern is how young she is and how money and fame can eat up anyone. With her parent’s strong suport, a good manager and the right people around her we all know where she is gonna be 5 yrs. right there with the Hudsons, Mary J. Neon, Adele and other real artists who relly sing (you know what I mean) I know the young generation dont get it but we need to get back to the Brandy, Monica, SWV, Luther and make radio music presant again. Her CDs gonna be money to me…. dont know about you but its time I hear a song on my car CD player that I can leave in the repeat mode for a 6 hr trip.She got that!!!! It aint been happening lately. Sorry Rihhana

  • NagNagNag

    A good singer should be able to make any song sound good. Is it a case of a poor workman quarreling with his/her tools? Look at the thousands queuing to anonoudition to give themselves the exposure. There are very few places for aspiring singers can showcase their ‘talent’ to so many million people?

  • MAB

    I absolutely do not believe Jessica was set up for failure.  Phillip was not given more favorable songs.  Beggin ?  He changed it up to make it as good as it came out.  Stand by me?  Is that really a Phillip’s song even We Got Tonight was not really a Phillips song but he worked it out. I do admit Home was just perfect for Phillip but can you imagine Jessica singing it.  She did have a say in choosing the song Change Nothing so she really can not complain that is was not right for her.
    It is unfortunate when someone does not win they have to point fingers.  Phillip deserved to win.  He was never in the bottom 3 and Jessica would not have even gone as far as she did if she wasn’t saved by the judges.  What made Phillip so special was ability to take any song and make it his own.

  • MAB

     Duh, Phillip was getting Kidney surgery.  On July 4th he will be performing on the White House lawn….. and the real winner is Phillip!

    • guest

       pp can’t sing the national anthem if his life depended on it!  so he’s gonna make it his own because he can’t reach the high notes??? lame excuse!

  • betty johnson

    jessica sanchez did have more votes then phillip phillips,american idol didin’t count all of the votes they knew if they did that jessica would be the winner.they did cheat for phillip phiilips.jessica sanchez should have won,she be able to make a cd and get the same amount of money that phillip phillips getting.me and my hunsband will never watch american idol again.