Jessica Duhay was among thousands who auditioned for American Idol this year.
Out of 167 hopefuls, the Fil-Am singer from San Diego made it to the top 90 contestants.
“Auditioning for American Idol was such a good experience. I walked into the room and got to meet Lionel Richie and Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, and I sat down at a piano, and I sang ‘She Used to be Mine’ by Sara Bareilles as well as ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Elvis Presley, and the judges seem to like me, I got three yeses. And from there I was sent to Hollywood Week.”
Duhay is also a beauty pageant veteran but music is her first love.
Although her Idol journey ended after the Hollywood week duets round, she says she will continue singing.
Another Filipino singer Francisco Martin is expected to go far in the competition.
The Bay Area talent has garnered fans since his audition and made it to the next rounds after his Hollywood week performance.
Although the show’s future live episodes is also impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the long-running talent competition is airing its pre-taped episodes.
Live episodes were originally scheduled for April but plans may change depending on what the pandemic situation will be at that time.