|"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez is back in Manila to stage her first solo concert.
MANILA, Philippines – "American Idol" runner up Jessica Sanchez is back in Manila for the second time to headline her first solo concert.
Sanchez arrived on Sunday morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2.
Despite her weariness from a very long flight, the Filipino-American singer was all smiles to her fans who patiently waited for her at the airport.
The 17-year-old singer said she is already excited to perform before her Filipino fans once again -- this time singing some of her all time favorite songs.
Earlier reports said Sanchez will also be singing songs from her upcoming album.
"It's hot over here. I love it. It's gonna be a lot of fun. It's gonna be a lot of jumping and just dancing so I hope to see all of you guys there. I'm so happy to be back here. I'm so happy to see all of you again," she said.
While she will be away from her boyfriend DeAndre Brackensick on Valentine's Day, which will also be the day of her concert, Sanchez said she will definitely not be lonely on February 14 because she will have all her fans as her date.
"DeAndre’s got his own thing, but everybody going out to see the concert will be my Valentine's date," she said.
Sanchez will be joined in by "American Idol"” Season 11 seventh placer Colton Dixon in her Manila concert.- from a report by Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News