MANILA, Philippines – A popular US magazine ranked Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez at No. 4 in its “American Idol” rankings, her lowest since Season 11 started.
This was two steps below her spot last week at No. 2.
In its Top 6 Power List, Entertainment Weekly said Sanchez was not “as creative and passionate as we were hoping” during the performance night.
Entertainment Weekly earlier said it is hoping for a Sanchez comeback following her near elimination as the “Now & Then” theme seemed to be tailored especially for her.
Last week, “Idol” judges gave restrained praises for Sanchez who performed "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys for the first round and a cover of Otis Redding's classic "Try A Little Tenderness" for the second round.
While the judges praised Sanchez’s perfomances and said that they do not regret using the save on her, they reminded the 16-year-old singer that having just a good voice isn't enough.
"We got a little bit of your alter ego BB Chez. She came out a little bit here. Just the voice isn’t going to do it," judge Jennifer Lopez told her.
Entertainment Weekly said “with so many girls left, [Sanchez] has really got to wow us this week.” Comprising the Top 6 are four girls and two boys.
Top male contestant Phillip Phillips vaulted to the top from No. 6 last week, with the article saying he “blew everyone away with a rearranged Usher song on 'Now & Then' night.”
Skylar Laine, who was previously No. 4, is now at No. 2 while Joshua Ledet did not move an inch at No. 3.
Hollie Cavanagh climbed to No. 5 from No. 7 last week while Elise Testone was at the bottom this time.
On Thursday, the Top 6 will perform two songs each. Every contestant needs to pick a Queen song and they can perform any song they want to sing for the second round.