The last female winner of "American Idol" was a teenager with a big pop voice ... could it happen again this year?
Jessica Sanchez, who at age 16 is Season 11's youngest finalist, stood out for the second week in a row. The girls were tasked with choosing a song by the late Whitney Houston (no small task indeed), and Jessica made the risky choice of picking Whitney's most popular hit, "I Will Always Love You."
Watch her amazing performance below:
Judge Jennifer Lopez predicted that Jessica may have a straight shot to an all-girl finale (she also praised another teen, 17-year-old Hollie Cavanagh). There's only been one all-girl finale in the show's history, when Fantasia Barrino topped Diana DeGarmo in Season 3. The last female "Idol" winner was Jordin Sparks in Season 6.
However, several of the male contestants -- who sang from Stevie Wonder's song library -- put up great performances as well, including Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon and Phillip Phillips. Season 11 is definitely shaping up to be a very competitive year.
On Thursday, the lowest vote-getting female and lowest vote-getting male contestant will be revealed, and the judges will pick one to go home. After that, America's vote decides who will be eliminated.
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