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Russ Says: Jessica Sanchez Will Not Win 'American Idol'

Thu, March 15, 2012 3:51am EDT by Russ Weakland 131 Comments

After witnessing Jessica Sanchez butcher Gloria Estefan’s “Turn the Beat Around” the fan favorite 16-year-old will NOT win ‘American Idol’. You heard it here first!

Has the proclaimed “swagger-naut” peaked? After doing a pretty stellar rendition of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” on last weeks show, things took an awful turn with her March 14 rendition of Gloria Estefan‘s ‘Turn the Beat Around’.

Let me throw some names your way, Amanda Avila, Haley Scarnato, Carmen Rasmusen and Diana DeGarmo. All former Idol hopefuls that have sung ‘Turn the Beat Around’ and all contestants that never won American Idol! So after Jessica Sanchez took her stab at the classic dance song the only thing that was bleeding with emotion were my ears.

For a contestant that has been given so much hype, has proven their hype in past performances, this latest performance has proved she is not the phenom everyone wants her to become. Sure do people have bad nights? Without a doubt, but this is the time to shine and mistakes are only allowed very limitedly to the audience voting for their favorites. Look what has happened to Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson in the past. You have to be on it 100% of the time or it WILL catch up to you!

Could this performance be the game changer of the whole competition allowing someone else to win the whole show? If anyone wants to lay down any bets, consider me one who will gamble anything on this prediction.

So HollywoodLifers, Do you think Jessica Sanchez will improve as the weeks continue or will she continue to get worse and not become the American Idol?

Russ Weakland