MANILA, Philippines – The earlier reported solo concert tour of “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez in the Philippines in October was refuted by the 16-year-old singer’s promoter.
|Jessica Sanchez sings the National Anthem prior to Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals. REUTERS/Jim Young
Last Tuesday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that apart from the “Idol” tour, Sanchez will also have a five-city solo concert tour in the Philippines.
But in a story published on the newspaper's website on Thursday, the Inquirer said Renen de Guia, head of the Ovation Productions, had sent them an e-mail denying Sanchez’s supposed series of solo shows.
Quoting the exact e-mail from de Guia to Inquirer’s reporter, he said: “There is no truth to the news item you put out the other day (June 19) in the Inquirer on Jessica Sanchez’ performing in 5 cities in the Philippines after American Idol. Jessica’s management company 19 Entertainment has tweeted the following: ‘Contrary to many false reports, @JSanchezAI11′s ONLY performance in the Philippines will be 9/21 in Manila as part of the Idol Live Tour.’”
The Inquirer also cited another source who said the person “who gave the go-signal to break the news that Sanchez’s Philippine tour has been confirmed may have acted in haste.”
“It was a premature announcement. There are no confirmed dates yet, although there are indeed negotiations ongoing. The Philippine tour may or may not happen,” the second source told the Inquirer.