Jessica Sanchez just got a dramatic second chance at making history.
Sanchez — who has a Mexican American father, and a Filipina mother — has the opportunity to become the first Latino contestant to win American Idol, the mega-successful singing competition that has ranked as the top-rated program in the United States for the better part of the last decade.
Though she is only 16 years old, she has been considered a frontrunner to win the competition since the final round began. That made her elimination during the most recent results show — after receiving the lowest amount of viewer votes — all the more shocking.
Fortunately for her, the judges — Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler — were able to use their only save of the season and bring her back into the competition. Sanchez was set to perform her last-chance song, but Lopez and the rest of the judges cut her off and quickly announced she was safe.
Now that Sanchez has been given a second lease on her reality show life, will she go on to claim this season's crown? Stay tuned and find out.