Jessica Sanchez Channels Whitney on "I Will Always Love You," May Be "The One"

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Jessica Sanchez sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on American Idol this week, and with it, may have established herself as the Season 11 frontrunner.

Seriously. If Jessica Sanchez wasn't in your Top 5 heading into Wednesday night, she is now. It was awesome, in one word. Don't believe us? Take it from the panel:

Jennifer Lopez: [at a loss for words] "Just, just amazing."

Randy Jackson: "This is one of the hardest songs to sing."

Steven Tyler: "You may be The One. You just made 40 million people cry."

LOL. Try 20 million at best, Steve ... which is no small feat of course. In any case, listen to the nearly flawless performance and try to hold back the tears below ...

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I posted on Facebook during Jessica's rendition how she had brought me to tears. That makes two people that can belt out that beautiful but difficult song! I never would have thought that someone could sing it as well as Whitney.She is MY American Idol!

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I posted on Facebook during Jessica's rendition how she had brought me to tears. That makes two people that can belt out that beautiful but difficult song! I never would have thought that someone could sing it as well as Whitney Houston!

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Jessica is in the house. BRAVO!!