Jessica Sanchez Has a Dream on American Idol

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Simply put, the girls ruled Billy Joel night on American Idol.

It was a ballad heavy evening, after all, which played well into the wheelhouses of such finalists as Elise Testone (and her version of "Vienna") and, as you can see below, Jessica Sanchez.

The contestant fought through some early critiques from guest mentor Diddy, who rightfully said she was initially oversinging the track, to knock a rendition of "Everybody Has a Dream" out of the proverbial park. Steven said it best in telling Jessica she "was at the front of the line when God gave out vocal cords"

See what we mean now:

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]