Why ‘American Idol’ Star Jessica Sanchez Can’t Win; Filipinos Unite

Filed in Gather Entertainment News Channel by on April 18, 2012 0 Comments

According to TVGuide.com, there’s a bevy of reasons why 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez won’t bring home the gold on American Idol. Now you can decide which is the most offensive! Among their reasons? She’s asian, a girl, she’s inaccessible, the viewers basically don’t like her, and probably never will. Ouch.

The popular TV website posted an article earlier today titled “Why the Idol Judges’ Save Won’t Help Jessica Win,” and it featured a list of rather frank — if not offensive reasons why they think Sanchez won’t be able to pull through, despite a dramatic save via last week’s episode. It was a scare that’s even prompted a campaign from former San Francisco Consul General Rowena Mendoza Sanchez, who reportedly emailed from Manila to advise that “even Filipinos in the Philippines can vote by logging on to http://www.americanidol.com/vote/ or to http://bit.ly/jessicasanchez.”

Rodel Rodis of Filipino news site Global Nation Inquirer writes, “If tens of millions of Filipinos all over the world vote for Jessica Sanchez this week, and every week until she is proclaimed this year’s American Idol, it will disprove a canard that Filipinos can never unite on any issue.”

Who knew something as trivial as a reality show could spark such passionate international support?

Find out what happens on American Idol, on tonight at 8/7c with a special episode dedicated to the late Dick Clark.

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