"That girl can REALLY sing!"

That's the feedback "American Idol" semifinalist Jessica Sanchez got from judge Randy Jackson during Wednesday night's show.

The 16-year-old is a seasoned pro (she appeared on "America's Got Talent" when she was just 11) and turned in a rousing rendition of "Love You I Do" from "Dreamgirls." Even more astonishing, Jessica was recovering from swollen vocal chords. Check out her performance below:

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Jessica's performance got the only standing ovation of the night. She's established herself as a frontrunner, but hopefully won't fall prey to the same fate that befell fellow big-voiced star Pia Toscano last season.

Picking a pop song from a movie soundtrack proved to be a smart move for Hollie Cavanagh too. Judge Jennifer Lopez reiterated she thought the 18-year-old Texan could win after singing "Reflection" from "Mulan." Watch it, below:

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Not everyone fared as well. Baylie Brown was complimented for her looks and not her voice (always a bad sign) and Randy called Haley Johnsen's cover of "Sweet Dreams" a "nightmare."

Find out who makes the top 13 tonight!
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