Jessica Sanchez: Why I'm Frustrated With 'American Idol'

Thu, May 17, 2012 4:40pm EST by 27 Comments
Jessica Sanchez American Idol 2012

Jessica Sanchez reveals why she’s nervous about the outcome of eliminations May 17 and what she’d change about the ‘American Idol’ process!

American Idol has been quite the vehicle for Jessica Sanchez to get her name out to the masses — but even though she’s been really successful on the show, she still would change the way producers pick the songs she’s supposed to sing.

“It was kind of frustrating, because you are trying to win a competition and people are like ‘here try this song,'” the 16-year-old San Diego native explained to reporters after the performances May 16.

She added, “We had to sing Billy Joel one week and I was like, ‘Who is that?’ But he’s an amazing artist and we seemed to pull that off so I was trying to put my self in that element again.”

Do you think the artists should always be able to choose their own songs, or do you like that producers and judges pick selections for the singers?

Sound off below!

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