Jessica Sanchez releases 'Stuttering'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 21 2012 03:19 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2012 03:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- The song that almost got "American Idol" Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez eliminated from the popular talent search has been released as a commercial single for the Filipino-Mexican singer.

While the "Idol" judges praised Sanchez's soulful rendition of Jazmine Sullivan’s "Stuttering" -- Randy Jackson described the performance as the “biggest fish of the night” -- the then-16-year-old received the lowest number of votes that week and had to be saved by the judges.

After that much talked about judges' save, Sanchez never looked back again, making it to the "Idol" finale with eventual winner Philip Philips.

Filipino fans have long lapped up the studio version of "Stuttering," which, along with other "Idol" performances, was released as a digital download on iTunes.

"Stuttering" even made the Top 10 list of most requested songs of a popular FM radio station.

At the same time, "Stuttering" is also dubbed as Sanchez's concert single for the upcoming "American Idol" Tour on September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

The song is included in the "Jessica Sanchez: American Idol Season 11 Highlights" album, which has been released exclusively under MCA Music and available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video.

The album also includes her breakthrough rendition of Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You," her slow rearrangement of Beyoncé Knowles’ "Sweet Dreams," the Joshua Ledet duet "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" and her finale song "Change Nothing."