Wetpaint Entertainment: How did it feel to find out that early in the show that you made it?
Jessica Sanchez: When they called me up, I was a nervous wreck. I wanted to cry so bad. Even though I did perform better than I did in rehearsals the other night, I felt confident but nervous because everybody here is so amazing. So there was a little worry there, but I made it and I'm so happy to be here.
What's your style of music and what can we expect going forward?
I guess you can compare me to Beyoncé. I can sing ballads but I can also do that urban kind of stuff.
Who would be your dream mentor on the show?
It would be Beyoncé. Love Beyoncé.
If you can sing any song, what would it be?
"How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" by Prince. I love that song. That song is amazing.
With young contestants, the judges have said how important song choice is. How will you let your youth steer your choices?
I think we can all sing whatever song we want, but we have to find a way to pull it off and make it our own style.
Do you think there are some things you can't sing?
Well, of course like provocative stuff and all that. We all try to keep all young and fresh and new but still classic.
Have you worked with some famous people?
What do you mean by famous? Not professionally, but it's been all a jumble. I've met people in the music industry, but I haven't really worked with anybody. So this is my chance. I'm going to work hard for it.
[3:48 AM] poobear: its it true
[3:49 AM] poobear: that little slave girls
[3:49 AM] poobear: come on yall doors
[3:49 AM] poobear: and sell cookies :o
[3:49 AM] summer: They aren't slaves they're called girl scouts
[11:47 PM] cookie: my monotone voice and accent would make a funny rape
[11:47 PM] cookie: *rap
Who is this girl, Prince and Beyoncé in the same interview? I can like her.
Originally posted by Lately 1814
Approaching a song rhythmically, rather than melodically, is something synonymous with Beyonce/DC and probably her claim to fame in respects to the question being posed.Of course CIL pretty much popularized "Go-Go" in popular music. The only other notable "Go-Go" song prior to CIL is "Doin' The Butt", and that was 1988.
An argument could be made that Beyonce is the one who popularized the heavy Urban/Hip-Hop driven backing with R&B outside of the US. "Deja Vu", "Drunk In Love" (in time), and CIL just to name a few.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are" - B.F.