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Jessica Sanchez back in the Philippines for Manila, Cebu concerts

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Jessica Sanchez will be performing with Idol Philippines runners-up Lance Busa and Lucas Garcia

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. The 'American Idol' alum is back in the Philippines for two concers. Photo from Jessica Sanchez's Instagram

Jessica Sanchez coming back to Manila in May

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The former 'American Idol' runner-up is a guest in Jake Zyrus' concert

'Do not weep:' Stars tweet after Donald Trump win

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Many celebrities supported Clinton during the election and have now taken to social media to express shock and dismay after a shocking Trump victory

Jessica Sanchez records DNC anthem for Hillary Clinton

Jul 30, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Stronger Together which Jessica recorded just days before the DNC will follow Hillary Clinton on her campaign trail

JESSICA SANCHEZ. Jessica sings the DNC anthem 'Stronger Together' for Hillary Clinton. Screengrab from Instagram/jessicaesanchez

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez covers Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' at 'Idol' finale

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:09 PM

The season 11 runner up belts out her rendition of Celine Dion s hit finishing off a medley by past Idol contestants

'THE PRAYER.' Jessica Sanchez belts out Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' at the 'American Idol' season 15 finale. Screengrab from YouTube/American Idol

IN PHOTOS: PH stars perform at APEC 2015 dinner

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:27 PM

Charice El Gamma Penumbra Gary V Martin Nievera Jessica Sanchez Apl de ap Cecile Licad and many more perform for the economic leaders at the APEC 2015 dinner

Screengrab from Instagram/supercharice

Gary Valenciano speaks up on son Gab's Facebook post

Sep 30, 2015 - 3:56 PM

As his father there are things that I could have done para maiwasan iyon Gary shares

IN PHOTOS: Jessica Sanchez performs with Christian Bautista in Manila

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Christian joins Jessica at her Manila show to sing Two Forevers their new single

IN PHOTOS: Jessica Sanchez arrives in Manila

Aug 07, 2015 - 9:58 AM

The former American Idol contestant arrives in the country on August 7

JESSICA SANCHEZ. The half-Filipino beauty arrives in Manila for her 'Up Close and Personal' concert. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez's new music video, directed by Gab Valenciano

Jan 09, 2015 - 6:51 PM

Gary V says he is proud of his son s newest accomplishment

What’s next for Jessica Sanchez?

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:02 AM

The American Idol runner up refuses to let AI be the peak of her career She transitions now from a reality show star to simply a star and talks about how being bullied has shaped her

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez proud to sing for PH

Mar 16, 2014 - 9:36 AM

Plus: what she thinks of Malaya on Idol and what it was like to sing at Madison Square Garden

SECOND HOME. Jessica Sanchez says she's happy to be back to do what she can for victims of typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine national anthem before Pacquiao-Bradley

Mar 15, 2014 - 4:49 AM

Filipino American singer Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine national anthem before Manny Pacquiao’s challenge of WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley on April 12

Fil-Am singer Jessica Sanchez, seen here in Macau during Pacquiao-Rios fight week in November, will sing Lupang Hinirang before Pacquiao-Bradley II. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

Pentatonix, int'l artists perform in NYC for Pinoy Relief concert

Mar 12, 2014 - 4:31 PM

The star studded lineup of both international and Filipino artists had one goal: to raise funds and help victims of Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

PENTATONIX. Seen here in a screengrab from their YouTube channel, the popular band performed at the Pinoy Relief concert in NYC on March 11 (March 12 in Manila). Screengrab from YouTube

Jennifer Hudson takes the stage at Pinoy Relief concert in NYC

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Make way for Jennifer Hudson The Oscar and Grammy winning singer honored victims of typhoon Yolanda at the Pinoy Relief concert in NYC

JENNIFER HUDSON. Powerful vocals, emotionally-charged performance. Photo courtesy of @elisa on Twitter

'At Last'! Charice gets 'Louder' at NYC Pinoy Relief concert

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Charice was part of a lineup that included a mix of foreign and Pinoy acts that banded together to honor victims of typhoon Yolanda in New York City

CHARICE. Seen here in this file photo, the singer performed hit song "Louder" at the Pinoy Relief concert in NYC. File photo courtesy of Perceptions, Inc

Grammy winner Ashanti to sing national anthem at Pacquiao-Bradley II

Mar 04, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Grammy Award winner Ashanti will sing the National Anthem at the rematch between WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao

NOT A FOOLISH CHOICE. Singer Ashanti poses with Manny Pacquiao at a Knicks game last month. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

SPOTTED: Pinoy and international personalities at #PacRios fight

Nov 25, 2013 - 2:39 AM

Rappler spots the stars during PacRios in Macau

Pacquiao's mother Mommy D sits a row behind Jinkee. She asked about going to the dugout to bless her son.

Jessica Sanchez, Stephen Baldwin react to Pacquiao win

Nov 24, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Celebrities Jessica Sanchez and Stephen Baldwin share their thoughts on Pacquiao s win

VLOG: Foreign celebrities root for Pacquiao, typhoon victims

Nov 22, 2013 - 9:48 PM

American Idol Season 11 runner up Jessica Sanchez is excited to sing the Philippine National anthem at Manny Pacquiao’s fight vs Brandon Rios

CELEBRITIES. Singer Jessica Sanchez and football star David Beckham are in Macau to watch the Pacquiao-Rios fight. Photo by Josh Villanueva/Rappler

How will Jessica Sanchez sing Lupang Hinirang?

Nov 22, 2013 - 8:27 PM

American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez sings the Philippine national anthem at the Pacquiao Rios fight promises it will be traditional but with her own flair

Pacquiao asks Jessica Sanchez to sing in Macau fight

Nov 19, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Jessica Sanchez says yes

HONORED. Jessica Sanchez is chosen to sing at the Pacquiao-Rios fight

Celebrities #PrayforVisayas

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Celebrities express solidarity for victims of Visayas earthquake

Aldrich and James on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Sep 13, 2013 - 2:21 PM

Young cousins from GenSan with viral video appear at actress host s show

FOUND. With Ellen DeGeneres. Photo from the Facebook of Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong

Jessica Sanchez live on U Stream

Jun 05, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The American Idol runner up is live on her U Stream channel Jay

LIKE A VJ. Jessica Sanchez and friend are spending time online and interacting with fans. Screen shot from

Jessica Sanchez guest stars in 'Glee'

Apr 24, 2013 - 1:50 PM

Jessica Sanchez appears as a powerhouse diva in Glee

DIVA ON CAM. Jessica shows off her vocal prowess on screen. Photo from Solar Entertainment

Jessica Sanchez wows in Manila concert

Feb 15, 2013 - 9:44 AM

The Filipino Mexican American Idol Season 11 finalist gave her fans an unforgettable Valentine date

THROUGH THE HOARSENESS. Jessica Sanchez performed through it, giving her Manila fans the concert they deserved. Photo from the February 11 'Jump In' fan meet and greet courtesy of Smart Communications Inc

Be Colton Dixon’s Valentine

Feb 14, 2013 - 9:59 AM

The 7 placer of American Idol Season 11 talks about the perfect way to sweep a girl off her feet and the qualities he looks for in a girl

NOT INTO CHEESY SONGS. Yet Colton Dixon confesses, 'I can’t watch a chick flick without crying.' All photos by Peter Imbong

IN PHOTOS: Jessica Sanchez back in Manila

Feb 13, 2013 - 7:02 PM

The American Idol season 11 finalist is busy with performances left and right days before her Valentine s Day concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

HERE FOR V-DAY. Jessica Sanchez celebrates Pinoy love on her February 14 concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. All photos courtesy of Smart Communications Inc

Top 12 most searched Rappler stories for 2012

Jan 07, 2013 - 1:50 PM

Take a look at the top search terms people used to find Rappler

Live in Manila: 2012 in concerts

Dec 30, 2012 - 2:48 PM

This has been a loaded year for Pinoy concertgoers with hundreds of acts — some 80 foreign admittedly — doing sold out or near full house coliseum or mall gigs throughout 2012

A YEAR OF MUSIC. Foreign and local artists filled 2012 with live music that helped Filipinos go through the good and bad times. Photo by Kai Magsanoc

Jessica Sanchez in Manila on Valentine's Day

Dec 14, 2012 - 10:29 AM

The singer makes the announcement over Twitter

MANILA LOVE. Jessica Sanchez returns to the Smart Araneta Coliseum in February 2013. Photo courtesy of Bench

Jessica Sanchez performs at BAFTA

Nov 09, 2012 - 11:24 AM

PinoyPride reaches the BAFTAs

THE NIGHT'S DARLING. Jessica Sanchez looking sexy at the red carpet. Screen grab from YouTube (TheWorldmonitortv)

AI winner Phillip Phillips' family to close shop

Nov 05, 2012 - 7:33 AM

His fans might heave a collective sigh of disappointment at this TMZ report

SR AND JR. AI season 11 winner Phillip Phillips with his dad in a homecoming video published last May. Screen grab from YouTube (VAGunRights) and Jessica Sanchez shine in new music video

Oct 20, 2012 - 4:56 PM

The two proud half Pinoys ask everyone to jump into life

JESSICA SANCHEZ AND in 'Jump In.' Screen grab from YouTube (jumpintochange)

Report: Jessica Sanchez's 'Glee' gig a go

Oct 16, 2012 - 2:00 PM

Filipino Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez has reportedly closed a deal to star in the US TV show Glee a Hollywood website said Monday October 15

FROM SINGING TO ACTING-SINGING. Jessica Sanchez sings the US National Anthem at the NBA 2012 finals. Screen grab from YouTube

JR Aquino: Our new American ‘Voice’?

Oct 08, 2012 - 1:56 AM

JR Aquino a minor ‘American Idol’ alumnus is poised to be a major contender in the newer vocal talent show ‘The Voice’

JUST THE WAY HE is. A likable dude with a passion for breezy music, JR Aquino just might emerge victorious in The Voice. #PinoyPride Photo from Facebook posted by Dale Algo Photo

Jessica Sanchez wears her music

Sep 26, 2012 - 7:08 PM

The Filipino Mexican American is officially one of today s hottest endorsers

SING WITH JESSICA SANCHEZ, the newest style icon

Tweets from the AI presscon

Sep 19, 2012 - 11:57 PM

As their concert draws near we share with you our tweets straight from the American Idol presscon on Sept 18 at The Manila Hotel

JESSICA SANCHEZ AND JOSHUA Ledet give the RAPPLER camera a 'peace' sign. All photos by Manuel Generoso

American Idol top 10 are in Manila

Sep 18, 2012 - 6:15 AM

The reality talent show s last season finalists land in Manila a good 3 days before their Sept 21 concert

THEY'RE HERE! Fans have the rest of the week to 'spend' with their favorite Idols, including Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez. Image from the AI concert poster

Video: Jessica Sanchez at the Democratic convention

Sep 06, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Backed by the God s Appointed People Choir Jessica Sanchez performed the classic You re All I Need to Get By at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte for the 2012 Democratic National Convention

"YOU'RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY" Jessica Sanchez performs during the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 5, 2012. Courtesy of the DNC.

Jessica Sanchez, Longoria support Obama

Sep 06, 2012 - 9:54 AM

As the Democratic convention moves to its second day celebrities continue to show support for US President Barack Obama

ACTRESS EVA LONGORIA IS co-chair of Obama's national re-election campaign. Image from Facebook

Jessica Sanchez to perform at Democratic convention

Sep 03, 2012 - 1:12 PM

Sanchez is scheduled to perform at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte North Carolina on Wednesday September 5 Thursday September 6 in Manila at the second day of the DNC

"American Idol" season 11 finalist Jessica Sanchez sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Memorial Day Concert, at the West Lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 27, 2012. Screengrab from the PBS telecast.

Phillip Phillips talks kidney treatment and AI's summer tour

Jun 29, 2012 - 2:20 PM

The American Idol 11 winner recovers from numerous treatments during and after the competition

HE ENDURED THE PAIN to emerge the winner of American Idol season 11. Screen grab from YouTube

Rappler Newscast | June 22, 2012

Jun 22, 2012 - 8:51 PM

China establishes a city over disputed islands Jordan confirms Atyani kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf And Senator Santiago urges colleagues to do a Flavier vote for the RH bill

Jessica Sanchez to join 'Glee'

Jun 22, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Filipinos will now be represented in the hit TV musical

FROM SINGING TO ACTING-SINGING. Jessica Sanchez sings the US National Anthem at the NBA 2012 finals. Screen grab from YouTube

Jessica Sanchez sings Star Spangled Banner 'like an angel'

Jun 10, 2012 - 1:07 PM

The much awaited Pacquiao vs Bradley bout had another highlight: Jessica Sanchez s performance

Jessica to sing at Pacquiao fight

Jun 06, 2012 - 7:41 AM

Jessica Sanchez will sing the US National Anthem at the Pacquiao Bradley fight

J.Lo's 'Follow the Leader'

Jun 05, 2012 - 7:58 AM

J Lo is back in an excitingly sexy collaboration with Wisin Yandel

DEFINITELY A LEADER. Who wouldn't follow a woman with eyes like that?

'Idol' alums Jessica Sanchez, Daughtry perform at US Memorial Day concert

May 28, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Jessica Sanchez and Chris Daughtry perform at the annual National Memorial Day Concert

"American Idol" season 11 finalist Jessica Sanchez sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Memorial Day Concert, at the West Lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 27, 2012. Screengrab from the PBS telecast.