American Idol 11 Finale Spoilers: Jessica Sanchez to Sing with Jennifer Holliday

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While it appears that  Fantasia will be singing with Joshua Ledet on the American Idol finale, now Jennifer Holliday, the original Effie in Dreamgirls, will be duetting with Top 2 finalist, Jessica Sanchez.

Jennifer tweeted,

“HAPPY 2 ANNOUNCE: JENNIFER HOLLIDAY & JESSICA SANCHEZ WILL SING A DUET 4 THE “AMERICAN IDOL SEASON FINALE”- WED.,MAY 23RD ON FOX TV @8:00PM”

@JSanchezAI11 GMorning SweetJESSICA!.MyHeart is filled wt”OverwhelmingJOY”!. It is “A MIRACLE from GOD” that U & I Will Meet & SING2Gether!

What do you think of that pairing?

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  • Anonymous

    Hmm. I kinda wish they could’ve gotten someone like J.Hud or Beyonce.

  • Anonymous

    So Beyonce was not available? Meh, I’m not thrilled about this pairing, I had hoped they would have picked someone more current.

  • Anonymous

    Would could J.Holiday possible be singing with J.Sanchez? When she performed with JHud on BET it was a screaming match on ITYING.

    I was hoping for a duet with someone more relavant. :-/

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    I hope it doesn’t turn into a scream fest. 

  • Guest

    Maybe those Jennifer Holliday fans will be motivated to vote for Jessica :)

  • Anonymous

    Well, could be worse, I guess. Could be Meatloaf.

    Won’t do much to establish Jessica as a current performer, though. Although I guess it’s her album that will have to do that anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Yeah, I was hoping for Beyonce though I knew it was a longshot. I guess they are doing I Am Telling You then, its not like Jennifer Holiday is known for anything else, though she did have some other songs.

  • Anonymous

     Jennifer Holliday has been supporting Jessica for several weeks on Twitter. She loved Jessica’s version of her song.

  • Anonymous

    …and JHoliday has turned into a Jessica stan so where is the “moment” in that pairing? I would rather anyone else..male or female…who has had a radio hit at some point in the past or present.

    Oh well…can’t have it all go my way. I’ll gladly trade off a finale pairing for a Jessica win. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

     All I can say think is, Jennifer Holiday only sings And I am Telling You and I hope to god they don’t sing that together.  Maybe “One Night Only”….and the pairing is not very good IMO.  Beyonce, yes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

     Not to be negative, but could it be Jennifer’s way of saying to the producers & Jessica — let me on….I need a boost to my career?

  • hayes

    No disrespect meant, but she’s the best they could get for her? I mean, it’d be nice if it’s Jennifer Hudson or Beyonce. But it doesn’t even have to be that big of a star, just someone who is somewhat more contemporary. Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Usher, whoever. Someone younger than Jennifer Holliday would be nice.

  • Anonymous

    THIS. Maybe Jessica was the one who requested her? But even if that were true, TPTB could still have recommended she choose someone more relevant like Alicia Keys for example.

  • Anonymous

     ’ Not to be negative, but could it be Jennifer’s way of saying to the
    producers & Jessica — let me on….I need a boost to my career?”

    Well, that’s pretty much everybody’s reason for coming on the show, isn’t it? I wouldn’t call it negative to mention the fact.

  • http://twitter.com/jepriy Jepoy Ramos

    they are like a mother-daughter team. I’m excited. It’s gonna be a battle of the voices Fantasia/Mantasia vs Jenn/Jess!!!

  • http://www.randrambles.com Rand

    Well, duh, It’s Jennifer Holiday, of course it will turn into a screamfest. I bet I’ll love every second of it.

  • Anonymous

    The duets have been more on the older side recently. And Beyonce and Jhud  are probably busy. The duets the last two seasons have been kinda lame. The only one I enjoyed last season was Casey with Jack Black lol

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Not thrilled.  But judging by the lack of spoilers, I’m guessing the Idol finale isn’t going to score many big names this year overall.

    They could always sing “I Am Changing”‘ from Dreamgirls.  Or “One Night Only”.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Maybe “I Am Changing.”  Meh.  I am not a Jennifer Holliday fan in the least.  I was hoping for Mariah or Beyonce…or even Jazmine Sullivan herself. Those are better vocal matches. Maybe Jennifer won’t eat Jessica alive.

  • Anonymous

    “TPTB could still have recommended she choose someone more relevant like Alicia Keys for example.

    I have a feeling TPTB don’t, you know, really give a crap about that kind of thing. ….

    On the other hand, Holliday will probably stay on pitch, given what I’ve heard from her, while Alicia, based on some of the times I’ve heard her, not so much. So I guess Jennifer H may have the virtue of being easier to sing with.

  • Anonymous

    jennifer types like how she sings: LOUD. 

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Lol…yeah.

  • Chris

    Eh, depends on the song. Maybe a big Broadway number. Beyonce was there for S10 so a year too late.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mauricio-Daniel-Arizmendi-Perez/100000110367379 Mauricio Daniel Arizmendi Pere

    Jessica & Jennifer _ And I Am Telling You
    Phillip & Muford & Sons – The Cave
    Joshua & Tasia – I Believe

    …there’s a pattern here

  • Anonymous

    Just not interested in Jessica. 

  • Anonymous

    That is going to be incredible! I am glad to finally see the original recipe Effie on the idol stage.

  • clearone

    Is Phillip really singing with Mumford and Sons? 

  • http://twitter.com/GashleyT PunkSkittle

    Meatloaf would be awesome.  Jessica would be great at the Ellen Foley part with her strong lower register.

  • http://twitter.com/NestorTweet NGarcia

    No1curr about J. Holiday. They should have got Celine and had them sing I surrender!

  • Vonnie

    Still no word on who Phillip is going to duet with???

  • Anonymous

    Heejun

  • DavieP

    WOW…You have to give Idol credit…they produce gradeA finales..Always big events,stars,performances & great duets. ID LOVE SIMONFULLER TO GIVE JESSICA DONNASUMMERS LASTDANCE..Shed hit a home run & could overcome P with a huge moment…Wonder if Nigel will have top12 do any tributes for Donna Summer or Robin Gibb

  • Anonymous

    Gotta dance when ya sing that and that’s something she cannot do.

  • Anonymous

    Many on here are not showing any respect for the talent of Jennifer Holliday who is the original and a super talented singer.

    She as had more than one radio hit.  They were R&B radio hits not pop songs.   She has a whole album full of her greatest hits.

    Everything after the original is just imitation.  I guess when people get old they don’t count anymore. 

  • Anonymous

    ” Meatloaf would be awesome.  Jessica would be great at the Ellen Foley part with her strong lower register.”

    Well, Jessica would be good!

    As I recall from Meatloaf’s last finale appearance though (with Kat) — he, uh, tended to wander. Something about debilitating stage fright and never having performed the song live before, as I recall. .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I’m sure Jessica is thrilled by her duet partner but I would have liked to have seen someone more relevant picked for her as well.  

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    She had more than one radio hit, but most people wouldn’t be able to name them. She is known mostly from I Am Telling You and for her run in Dreamgirls in general. If you weren’t actively listening to R&B radio when she was releasing songs you would be highly unlikely to remember anything else.

  • Anonymous

    i too would have preferred to see a more contemporary, relevant recording artist with jess. i would have loved to see a moment similar to alex burke’s finale performance on the uk xfactor where beyonce came out during listen and they KILLED it

    but jholiday is a talent and i’m sure whatever they have in store for us will be killer.

  • Anonymous

    I guess, Jennifer Holliday will have to do. It seems Beyonce and JHud must still be busy either getting back in shape (Beyonce – after baby) or keeping in shape (JHud).:-)

    Seriously, I don’t think Beyonce has had many gigs or appearances lately(if any) – it seems she is really a hands-on Mom with her baby but is also trying hard to lose the maternity weight gain. She probably won’t feel comfortable right now singing beside reed-thin Jessica – lol.

    JHud, on the other hand, has been quite occupied with legal matters (what with the family murder trial and all).

  • halo9125

    Jennifer Holliday? Seriously? Don’t get me wrong- I’m a fan- from WAY back (that Dreamgirls Tony award was 30 years ago)- but what exactly has she done to tear up the music industry since then? This is not exactly like pairing up Haley with Tony Bennett.

    I don’t know whose idea this was, but it makes me question the type of music they expect Jessica to record. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/amothershed Amanda Mothershed

    Why do I have a slight problem with this… not everyone will know who Jennifer Holliday esp  the youngins. 

  • sandrajane

    I guess, Jennifer Holliday will have to do. It seems Beyonce and JHud
    must still be busy either getting back in shape (Beyonce – after baby)
    or keeping in shape (JHud).:-)

    Seriously, I don’t think Beyonce has had many gigs or appearances
    lately(if any) – it seems she is really a hands-on Mom with her baby but
    is also trying hard to lose the maternity weight gain. She probably
    won’t feel comfortable right now singing beside reed-thin Jessica – lol.

    Beyonce is four days away from doing back-to-back-to-back-to-back concerts.  Maybe she’s got better things to do.

  • http://twitter.com/therocprince Cory ??

    I would much rather see Jessica and Beyonce duet, but Beyonce is preparing for her concert comebacks for Memorial Day weekend in Atlantic City so I know that won’t happen. A lot of people, who are even familiar with dreamgirls (the newest musical, and the film adaptation) don’t even know who Jennifer Holiday is.

  • http://twitter.com/therocprince Cory ??

     Beyonce is doing 3 shows at some new resort in Atlantic City for memorial day weekend, her comeback. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  • Jae

    I didn’t know who she was until it was mentioned on here that she was the original singer of that dream girls song,right?  I mean her name is kind of familiar.  I don’t think it’s a good choice.  It should have been someone contemporary whom the voting demographic knows. I’m sure it will be a fabulouse performance but I would have rather someone like Pink or Jhud or someone.  Or even a cool guy like Usher or Neyo.  That would have been cool. 

  • Jae

    Mumford and Sons would be a great match for him.

  • http://twitter.com/nancy2heart nancy

    So Sad.  I hope she wins!  That’s all.

  • http://twitter.com/nancy2heart nancy

    Yikes!  Does anyone remember Meatloaf with Kat McPhee?  I’m sure SHE does, poor girl!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6C745BXBQQ2IHFXGAK4PC7FG2E Rudolf

    JSanch bringin in JHoliday for the finale for a duet is what you call her showing some  R-E-S-P-E-C-T. not because she is not in the mainstream nowadays people cannot belittle what she has done in her career. I’m seeing people born in the  70′s 80′s voting for JSanch here. additional votes people

  • too-cool-for-school

    I would be extremely surprised if Mumford & Sons would appear to perform with Phillip, but that would be a really great duet. Not holding my breath for it though.

  • Anonymous

    What you said is true, but they way you say about Jennifer Holiday

    “If you weren’t actively listening to R&B radio when she was releasing songs you would be highly unlikely to remember anything else.”

    That could be said about Aretha or any other legends who don’t make current hits.