Out of 70 million votes cast Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), Sanchez emerged in the top three along with Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet.
Sanchez got a standing ovation Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) from American Idol judges for her rendition of “And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday. Sanchez also sang “Steal Away" by Etta James.
"Another winning performance. Just over the top," Tyler said.
"With a performance like that there is nothing to say. Your vocal ability. That was amazing," Lopez added.
"This is one of the hardest songs to sing. You got up there and slayed it, you are phenomenal,"Jackson said.
"This is a real journey," said "Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, who performed before the results were revealed. "This is not an easy show for these kids. For me, that's why I feel so much when I'm watching you, all of you, not just Hollie."
Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez gave fantastic performances. Adorable and amorous Jessica’s was riveting and breathtaking. Jessica is so great extravaganza of her singing prowess.
The three remaining finalists will return to their hometowns before taking the "Idol" stage next week.