Jessica: Phillips deserves 'Idol' trophy


Posted at May 25 2012 12:22 PM | Updated as of May 25 2012 08:22 PM

Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Even if she lost to Phillip Phillips, Filipino-Mexican-American Jessica Sanchez said she is very happy with the result of the competition.

On Twitter, Sanchez said Phillips deserves to be named “American Idol” for Season 11, contrary to comments made by netizens across the globe that she should have won.

“Goodmorning (sic). Early day for me and PP! Just wanna (sic) congratulate him again, he really deserved it,” she said on Thursday (US time).

Sanchez also took the time to answer questions from her fans.

“Let’s have a Twitter party. Ask my anything,” she said.  

Asked which of the songs she performed in “American Idol” is her favorite, Sanchez replied: “And I Am Telling You, Steal Away, Try A Little Tenderness, & Stuttering.”

What about her favorite Whitney Houston song? “Saving All My Love For You,” she said. 

Sanchez also entertained slumbook questions such as her favorite color and number. 

She said that she likes the color blue, and the number 4.

Also on Twitter, Philips said he is excited to start working with Sanchez after “American Idol.”

“And the early mornings begin…riding with the amazing @JSanchezAI11 and both of us wanna (sic) sleep haha,” he said. 

Sanchez has been tagged as a “World Idol” on Twitter after winning the support of netizens across the globe. 

The hashtag #WorldIdol became one of the top trending topics on Twitter on Thursday, with several users in the microblogging site saying that Sanchez is talented “with or without the ‘American Idol’ title.”

Filipinos, meanwhile, called her the “Philippines’ Idol” and asked her to visit the country.