American Idol hopeful Jessica Sanchez paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston Wednesday with a sensational cover of Whitney’s 1993 hit “I Will Always Love You”, one of the toughest songs to sing, ever! Her performance earned the 16-year-old the only standing ovation of the evening, as female contestants sang songs from Houston’s music catalog; male competitors performed Stevie Wonder covers. The judges were stunned, watch their comments on the video! American Idol isn’t Sanchez’s first time in the spotlight: when she was 11 years old, Sanchez competed on the first season of America’s Got Talent.
| March 8, 2012 at 10:59 a.m.