Jessica Sanchez performs at Democratic National Convention


Posted at Sep 06 2012 11:23 AM | Updated as of Sep 07 2012 11:33 AM

Singer and songwriter Jessica Sanchez performs during the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 5, 2012. Photo by Jason Reed, Reuters

MANILA, Philippines – “American Idol” runner up Jessica Sanchez got the crowd to its feet as she performed at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).

The 17-year-old Filipino-Mexican-American singer sang the Motown classic “You're All I Need To Get By” along with the God’s Appointed People Choir.

In her official Twitter account, Sanchez said it was an honor that she was tapped to be part of the political event.

“Thank you so much for having me @demconvention. It was an honor to perform tonight,” she said.

Sanchez also posted a photo of her with the choir.

Last week, Sanchez said she may be too young to vote but she’s looking forward to showing her support for U.S. President Barack Obama.

“I might not be old enough to vote, but I'm so honored and excited to perform at @BarackObama's big party in Charlotte next week! #DNC2012,” she tweeted.

Aside from Sanchez, mixmaster DJ Cassidy and American saxophonist Branford Marsalis were also set to perform at the DNC.