Chula Vista's Jessica Sanchez was born Aug. 4, 1995.
Appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2006. (Did not make it past the first round.)
Auditioned for “American Idol” July 8, 2011.
Recently she made it to the round of eight. This is how she got there.
Performed “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (Aretha Franklin), “Get Me Bodied” (Beyoncé), “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” (Buddy Holly), “The Prayer” (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli), “Love You I Do” (Jennifer Hudson), “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly Parton), “Turn the Beat Around” (Vicki Sue Robinson), “Everybody Has a Dream” (Billy Joel), “Sweet Dreams” (Beyoncé), “How Will I know?” (Whitney Houston).
Jessica appears at 8 p.m. on “American Idol” Wednesday and Thursday on the Fox Network.
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Correction: A previous version of this story said that Jessica Sanchez was a Chula Vista native. The Sanchez family resids in Chula Vista, however Jessica was born in San Diego. The Star-News regrets the error.