The mother and grandmother of Filipino-Mexican “American Idol” Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez expressed their gratitude to the stars of ABS-CBN for their support for the 16-year old powerhouse singer during her stint in the singing reality competition.
ABS-CBN correspondent Yong Chavez with Jessica Sanchez mom Edita (photo taken from Yong Chavez)
Jessica’s grandmother Virgie also thanked “The Buzz” host Boy Abunda for asking Filipinos in the United States to vote for her grand daughter and to ABS-CBN correspondent Yong Chavez for giving updates to Filipinos on Jessica’s bid straight from Los Angeles.
ABS-CBN CEO and chairman Gabby Lopez III and president Charo Santos-Concio, meanwhile, congratulated Jessica for her impressive performance on “American Idol” that greatly made all the Filipinos around the world proud. They also extended their best wishes for a bright music career to Jessica who made history on the show as the first Asian-American to join the show’s finale.