LOS ANGELES, California — American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez has beaten Phillip Phillips to the punch after the Mexican-Filipina announced the release of her first self-titled debut album under record company 19 Entertainment Ltd.
Entitled Jessica Sanchez: Renditions of the American Anthem by a Mexican – Filipino, the album contains 7 tracks – 3 of which are live recordings of her performances of The Star Spangled Banner from the Memorial Day concert in Washington DC, Pacquiao – Bradley Fight and Game 1 of the NBA Finals 2012. Aside from the 3 carrier singles, the album also contains minus-one versions of the 3 live performances, where fans can sing-along and feel like Jessica Sanchez herself.
Filipino fans of the 16-year-old should not be dismayed, as the album contains a bonus track where Sanchez hums along to the Philippine’s national anthem Lupang Hinirang. 19 Entertainment Ltd. CEO Simon Fuller explains that Sanchez still hasn’t memorized the words to the national anthem of her mother’s birthplace.
“Fans will be amazed by her soulful humming of Lupang Hinirang,” said Fuller.
Phillip Phillips, who was crowned Season 11’s American Idol, recently went under the knife to remove his kidney stones. The 21-year-old singer had to pass up the opportunity to record materials for a new album thus Sanchez was the first to release one.
Jessica Sanchez: Renditions of the American Anthem by a Mexican – Filipino will be available at your favorite record bars on July 4th and available for purchase on iTunes on the same date.
- Star Spangled Banner Live from Washington DC
- Star Spangled Banner Live from Las Vegas, Nevada
- Star Spangled Banner Live from Chesapeake Arena
- Star Spangled Banner Live from Washington DC – Karaoke Version
- Star Spangled Banner Live from Las Vegas, Nevada – Karaoke Version
- Star Spangled Banner Live from Chesapeake Arena – Karaoke Version
- Lupang Hinirang Humming Version