'American Idol' judges save finalist Jessica Sanchez from elimination
LOS ANGELES -- The "American Idol" judges didn't stutter: Jessica Sanchez "ain't going home."
The 16-year-old high school student from San Diego who powered through the Jazmine Sullivan ballad "Stuttering" on Wednesday, was revealed to have received the fewest viewer votes on Thursday, but the "Idol" judges unanimously decided to save Sanchez before she could even finish her last-chance performance of Deborah Cox's "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here."
"Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez grabbed the mic from Sanchez and told her, "You ain't going home."
Elise Testone, the rockin' 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., and 20-year-old vocalist Joshua Ledet, of Westlake, La., joined Sanchez as the bottom three vote-getters.
Rescuing Sanchez this week means two contestants will be booted next week.