Jessica Sanchez singing Etta James' "Steal Away" as "American Idol" does songs from California.
As always, she's vocally top-notch; hard song to take on, she does all the little things right. Her weakness has been song choice — wish she'd picked something with wider appeal, that wasn't so high on the difficulty scale but scored better on pure melody and recognition.
"Crazy, crazy, crazy" says Jennifer Lopez. Compares her to the professional female singers out there, says she's "one of the best." Steven Tyler liked how she showed "the other side of her voice."
Randy Jackson can't believe how at 16 she's singing like this, finishes with a flat, "your vocals are ridiculous."
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