Jessica may have finished in second place on ‘American Idol,’ but the big-voiced diva is already looking to the future — and her debut album!
HollywoodLife.com chatted with Jessica Sanchez after the May 23 finale of American Idol, and she revealed she wants to be “more like Rihanna,” but also “kind of Beyonce” as an artist. “I don’t want to compare myself to anybody,” she told us. “I want to be somebody new, too.” With her powerful voice and full-on swagger, she would certainly fit right in in today’s pop music scene. Her R&B roots will serve her well as she moves forward to carve out her own niche of “not straight pop.”
While on the show, Sanchez even drew comparisons to a younger Beyonce and Rihanna in her performance style and vocals. In fact, during Top 9 week, she broke out a lovely, slowed-down version of B’s “Sweet Dreams” (a highlight of the season). Unfortunately, Jessica also told us she didn’t get to speak with RiRi — who took the Idol stage last night with “Where Have You Been” — but she did say she was “freaking out” over the star’s appearance.
With an intense press tour beginning today, Jessica hasn’t had a chance to wake up from her new life. She’ll soon begin a grueling rehearsal schedule for the American Idol Live! Tour, which kicks off July 6 in Detroit. Needless to say, the career-hungry starlet doesn’t plan on slowing down as far as her debut album is concerned either.
“We’re going to try to work on hopefully my future album,” she gushes. “We’re going to try to really get on top of stuff.”
Well, her fans absolutely can’t wait for that!
What do you Hollywoodlifers think? Is Jessica the next Beyonce or Rihanna?
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