Kapamilya stars rally behind Jessica Sanchez


Posted at May 01 2012 09:42 PM | Updated as of May 02 2012 09:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Several Kapamilya stars have stepped up their campaign to encourage more people to vote for Filipino-Mexican-American contestant Jessica Sanchez on “American Idol.”

In a number of videos posted in the “Team Jessica Sanchez” YouTube account, celebrities including Toni Gonzaga, Yeng Constantino, Julia Montes, Paulo Avelino, Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli, Enchong Dee, Erik Santos, Kim Chiu, Christian Bautista and Luis Manzano called on Filipinos to vote for the 16-year-old singer.

The stars said this is the perfect time for the Filipinos to unite and bring pride to our country.

Most of them also congratulated Sanchez for lifting once again the spirits of Filipinos worldwide.

Sanchez is currently part of “Idol” Top 5. She is the fourth contestant with Filipino roots who has made it to the Top 12 of "Idol."

Each of the remaining contestants will have to pick two British songs which they will perform on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Manila).

The two-hour voting period for the Top 5 will begin in America immediately after the show aired.