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Phillip Phillips files complaint vs 'Idol' producers

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:00 PM

I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with says the singer in a statement

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

Rappler’s biggest Entertainment stories of 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 5:25 PM

Here are our Entertainment stories that you shared the most Thank you for your support in 2012 Stay with us in 2013

PINOY SHOWBIZ CAPTIVATES. Xian Lim and Kim Chiu as shot with an iPhone4 on the red carpet of the 2012 Star Magic Ball in Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Kai Magsanoc

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)

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

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

Smaller paychecks for Jessica Sanchez, other 'Idol' losers

May 27, 2012 - 3:24 PM

Compared to past contestants smaller paychecks await non winners of American Idol season 11

Why Phillips is doing better than Jessica in iTunes

May 26, 2012 - 2:26 PM

The industry will now be watching how commercially viable Jessica Sanchez is

Rappler Newscast | May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012 - 8:46 PM

Corona s lawyers say their client wants to go back to the Senate and apologize Prosecution spokesman Sonny Angara says Corona s walk out may be a killer blow to his defense Jessica Sanchez loses the title American Idol to Phillip Phillips

'American Idol' champions: After the win

May 24, 2012 - 4:42 PM

How have the past American Idol winners fared post coronation?

The ten past winners of "American Idol": Top row L-R: Kelly Clarkson; Ruben Studdard; Fantasia Barrino; Carrie Underwood; Taylor Hicks. Bottom row L-R: Jordin Sparks; David Cook; Kris Allen; Lee DeWyze; Scotty McCreery.

VIRAL: Kid throws tantrum, unhappy with American Idol results

May 24, 2012 - 2:09 PM

The online world went crazy over the American Idol finale results here are the funniest posts we ve seen so far

Phillip is America's Idol but Jessica the world's?

May 24, 2012 - 1:24 PM

The Americans have spoken or voted Phillip Phillips is their new Idol

Why Phillip Phillips won American Idol Season 11

May 24, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Yes things would have been different if the rest of the world were allowed to vote

PINOY HEARTBREAK. Global sentiment favored Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez but the American Idol for Season 11 is Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips wins 'American Idol'

May 24, 2012 - 10:02 AM

The win ends the weeks long competition in the search for the next American superstar

ELEVENTH "IDOL." Winner Phillip Phillips performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis/Getty Images/AFP

Social media indicates Jessica is next 'Idol'

May 24, 2012 - 7:21 AM

Online sentiment returns in favor of Jessica Sanchez after her finals performance

LIVE BLOG: 'American Idol' finale results show

May 24, 2012 - 6:54 AM

Will the last song nail it for Phillip? Or will Jessica emerge victorious despite difficulties?

Rappler Newscast | May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 - 8:49 PM

Renato Corona is a no show on day 41 A Basa daughter says Corona used his influence to win his wife’s libel cases And Dean Tony La Viña says Corona fails to live up to the rigor of truth

LIVE BLOG: 'American Idol' finale: Performance night

May 23, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Will it be Jessica or Phillip?

GOOSE BUMPS. Jessica Sanchez sings "I have nothing" by Whitney Houston.

Star-studded finale for 'American Idol'

May 23, 2012 - 5:28 PM

The Hollywood Reporter reports Idol finale will feature tributes to Donna Summer and Robin Gibb

American Idol final performances: Jessica and Phillip in a tie

May 23, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Basing on the judges votes in the performance show it s a tie between Jessica and Phillips

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'American Idol': Jessica, Phillip in final showdown

May 23, 2012 - 9:24 AM

Sanchez and Phillips are the last ones standing on the Idol stage and are now awaiting who will be crowned America s favorite singer

GOOSE BUMPS. Jessica Sanchez sings "I have nothing" by Whitney Houston.

'American Idol' and social media: Predictions?

May 22, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Rappler tracks social media statistics to see if these provide indication of this year’s results

AND THE NEXT IDOL IS... American Idol Season 11 finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Photo courtesy of FOX Broadcasting.

Can social media predict American Idol winner?

May 20, 2012 - 2:51 PM

Early indications tend to favor Jessica as the next American Idol

Will Phillips drop out of American Idol?

May 19, 2012 - 2:58 PM

Doctors want the American Idol finalist to drop out and have surgery ahead of next week s finals

Rallying behind Jessica Sanchez till the end

May 18, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Fans tweet their excitement over Jessica s battle for the American Idol crown

Jessica Sanchez goes to American Idol finale

May 18, 2012 - 8:58 AM

Sanchez and Phillip Phillips will fight it out for the Idol crown next week

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'American Idol': Jessica Sanchez sings Mariah, Aerosmith, Jackson 5

May 17, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Jessica Sanchez battles a sore throat to cover Mariah Carey Aerosmith and Jackson 5

"I DON'T WANNA MISS A THING." "American Idol" contestant Jessica Sanchez sings the Aerosmith classic "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing," Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Screengrab from FOX Television.

Jessica Sanchez leads Top 3 in online fanbase

May 13, 2012 - 2:43 PM

Jessica Sanchez has the biggest online followers among the Top 3 of American Idol

Will Jessica Sanchez become the next American Idol?

May 11, 2012 - 5:59 PM

Jessica faces tough competition with Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet

IS SHE THE ONE? Filipinos are praying that the first Filipino American Idol has arrived.

Jessica Sanchez 'not going,' makes it to American Idol Top 3

May 11, 2012 - 8:56 AM

She is the second Filipino American who made it this far in the show

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6th standing ovation for Jessica Sanchez on American Idol

May 10, 2012 - 9:09 AM

Jessica Sanchez sings a stunning rendition of And I Am Telling You I m Not Going

YOU'RE GONNA LOVE HER. 'American Idol' finalist Jessica Sanchez sings "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" during the Top 4 episode of the hit show, May 9, 2012. Screengrab from the FOX telecast.

'Idol': Jessica Sanchez moves on to top 4

May 04, 2012 - 8:46 AM

Jessica Sanchez was declared safe during the show s latest elimination round

'Unbelievable' talent: Jessica Sanchez again gets positive reviews on 'Idol'

May 03, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Sanchez sings Proud Mary to mixed mostly positive reviews from judges

Jessica Sanchez makes it to American Idol Top 5

Apr 27, 2012 - 8:31 AM

Jessica Sanchez made it to the Top 5 of Fox s megahit singing competition

Jessica gets 'OK' for 'Rhapsody', praises for 'Dance With My Father'

Apr 26, 2012 - 9:34 AM

16 year old Idol contender also sings Luther Vandross Dance With My Father

No goodbyes: Jessica Sanchez in AI's Top 6

Apr 20, 2012 - 8:52 AM

After her near elimination last week Jessica Sanchez now enters American Idol s Top 6

After near-exit, AI fans hate, love Jessica Sanchez's Fallin'

Apr 19, 2012 - 9:51 AM

A week after contestant Jessica Sanchez got eliminated but saved by the American Idol judges the tiny girl with the giant voice came back with a bang

Why did America snub Jessica Sanchez?

Apr 13, 2012 - 5:29 PM

Why did America snub Jessica Sanchez? Is it the Pia Toscano Theory ?

WHY SNUB JESSICA? Have fans become complacent and relaxed about voting aggressively for the Filipino-Mexican contender?

TMZ was right: 'Idol' shocker as Jessica Sanchez nearly eliminated

Apr 13, 2012 - 9:42 AM

In a shocking turn of events 16 year old Jessica Sanchez was nearly booted off the show after getting the lowest number of votes but the 3 judges used their only save power for the season on her

WIll 'American Idol' have another 'Jennifer Hudson-like' shocker?

Apr 13, 2012 - 8:24 AM

If TMZ is to be believed we might have another Jennifer Hudson moment

Jessica Sanchez performs 'Stuttering' in JLo shoes

Apr 12, 2012 - 9:44 AM

Jessica Sanchez stuns in JLo s shoes in American Idol performance night

Jessica Sanchez advances to Top 7

Apr 06, 2012 - 10:08 AM

Judge JLo told Jessica and duet partner Joshua Ledet Looking at them and thinking final

Why Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet are a 'dream' pair

Apr 05, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Jessica Sanchez s duet with Joshua Ledet was awarded another standing O

Jessica Sanchez enters 'Idol' top 8

Mar 30, 2012 - 10:07 AM

Sanchez is this season s last remaining Idol finalist of Asian descent

Filipino-Mexican-American singer Jessica Sanchez performs Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams" on American idol, Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

'Sweet Dreams' - and reviews - for Jessica Sanchez

Mar 29, 2012 - 10:45 AM

Fil Mex American Idol contestant was given another round of positive reviews from judges

Jessica Sanchez in 'American Idol' top 9

Mar 23, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Sanchez joined the top 9 finalists of the megahit singing competition on Thursday

3rd standing ovation from American Idol judges for Jessica Sanchez

Mar 22, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Sixteen year old contestant Jessica earned her 3rd standing ovation from the judges

Jessica Sanchez makes it to 'American Idol' top 10

Mar 16, 2012 - 11:31 AM

The 16 year old Filipino Mexican American singer is now part of the singing competition s top 10

Jessica Sanchez stumbles on American Idol

Mar 15, 2012 - 7:30 PM

The Fil Am singer s performance was met with a lukewarm reception by the judges

Pinay's Whitney Houston tribute wows American Idol judges

Mar 08, 2012 - 11:09 PM

Jessica Sanchez performed a tribute to the late Whitney Houston by performing I Will Always Love You