Jessica Sanchez singing "Everybody Has a Dream" next on "American Idol." Fashion mentor Tommy Hilfiger really likes her look, says she's got "the ability to not only be a music icon, but a fashion icon."
Guest mentor Diddy tells her in rehearsals she's "oversinging the song," and doesn't believe in it the way she's singing it.
"Pull back on the tricks, it won't get you to the superstar level."
He's right; they get her to just sing it more simply.
And now it's performance time.... My gosh, she's back; is just letting it unspool, so beautiful to listen to her pure voice. Some tenderness there too, not trying to bowl us over. Such a rich tone on the chorus; reminds me of Jennifer Hudson a bit. Judges stand up to join the audience.
"You've gone way past my judging," says Steven Tyler. "Thank you for letting me hear you sing, baby."
"That was a defining song, that's you," says Jennifer Lopez. "Congratulations."
"You have a moment every time you step up on that stage -- it was flawless, it was perfect," says Randy Jackson. He also praises Diddy, Jimmy Iovine and Hilfiger for giving her good advice.
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