American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez arrives in a DC Airport in Washington DC on May 25. Jessica will perform at The National Memorial Day Concert, where she will perform the National Anthem and ‘The Prayer’. Do YOU think Jessica should have won? Many of the past winners have failed careers..
Joe Jonas said: I think it’d be cool to work with somebody like Frank Ocean—he’s a musician that’s kind of just starting up. He’s good. Actually, you know who I think would be great to work with? Jessica (Sanchez) from American Idol. I wasn’t really following the season but my brother said, ‘You gotta check this girl out!’ and I was like, ‘If she doesn’t win, somebody’s messing up.’ I think she’s so amazing for her age, so yeah, maybe we’ll do a little duet together.
Having grown up in the spotlight as a teen idol and Disney heartthrob, have you ever been concerned that people would have a hard time taking you seriously as an adult artist? Like, they’ll always see you as one of the Jonas Brothers?
That’s a good question. That was something I thought about, definitely. You know, it goes through your mind, but I didn’t want to force myself on people. I also knew, going into this, that my fans are growing up and going to college and finishing college. So I kind of realized that I can really make a record that suits my audience without me forcing or saying, “I’m an adult, take me seriously like I’m a real artist.” You don’t have to do that, you just let the music prove itself.