I did not watch last year's American Idol simply because I thought most of the finalists were not that great. Last year's Fil-Am finalist, Thia Megia had a sweet voice but it wasn't good enough to win. A few voice lessons, more exposure and she will be great for broadway. This year however is a slightly different story. The season 11 batch has another Fil-Am, Jessica Sanchez who I think has a good fighting chance to win the title. Although her biography states that she has a Filipino mother and a Mexican father, she looks very Asian. I guess her Mexican blood must have more Mayan genes than Spanish :) But just like Mexico, the Philippines was also colonized by Spain. We share a common heritage and history in the galleon trade . Check out her rendition of "I will always love you ". Mabuhay Ang Pilipinas, Viva Mexico!
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