Jessica and Jennifer Tipping the Earth’s Axis!
I know, I sound like frenzied judge, Bruno Tonioli, praising some sizzling tango… but Jessica’s duet with Jennifer Holiday on American Idol left millions of fans gasping through their standing ovations. You’ll see (again). The daughter of an Iraq/Afghanistan War Veteran delivered several jaw-dropping performances on the show. This one, however, was much more than a “crowning moment” in the sixteen-year-old’s professional singing career. I’ve watched it repeatedly just to feel my heart pound and to see if my eyes would tear up each time. Yup, every time! The chemistry between Ms. Sanchez and Jennifer Holiday was pure genius. Add to that, I cannot imagine what would challenge this teen’s vocal chops.
Exuding gratitude and agility beyond her years, Jessica is a rare jewel. As a beautifully poised first runner up, the outcome of not winning the ‘Idol title will make no difference in the future of this singing phenom. Whether it’s character akin to her brave, dedicated, Navy man Father, or her graceful command of one stellar gift, this little Mexican-Filipino-American has the right stuff.
Switching gears and more on the subject of uber-talented offspring, I can’t resist showing off my son Daniel Luna’s photography right here for everyone’s enjoyment, hee, hee! I integrated it into the header of my blog. He’s rocking this new passion with a growing fan base on facebook and Instagram too. So join the party! http://instagr.am/p/LEmJiQDGSO/
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Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. – George Arliss
Give the kids (ages 10 and up) a great book to read at home, traveling, or anywhere you’d like to keep them entertained! Light Riders is available on Kindle at Amazon.