‘American Idol’ notes: Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, Carrie Underwood

Jessica SanchezHappy almost-Valentine’s Day, everyone! For “American Idol” fans, February 14 this year means a little bit more than the average person. Not only is there going to be a new episode of the Fox singing competition airing Thursday night, but Jessica Sanchez will be performing her first solo concert in the Philippines alongside her fellow former contestant Colton Dixon as an opening act. Hopefully, this will be an opportunity for us to hear some more of her new music … and thanks to the time difference between the two countries, we should have videos to share for it by tomorrow morning.

For now, let’s just share a performance Sanchez gave earlier this week at the “Jump In” bash in Manila. The song, which is also entitled “Jump In,” was a collaboration she did in the country with apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas. We have not received any indication that this song will actually be in the debut album, but it was recently in the Philippines late last year.

Phillip speaks out – In talking about another season 10 star, Phillip Phillips recently told a Hot 107.9 interviewer that his music video for second single “Gone, Gone, Gone” should be out on Friday. Reason to be excited? Definitely. Phillip’s new single is starting to pick up steam on the radio, and while it will have a hard time matching the enormous sucess of “Home” last year, it is now in the top 40 of the Hot AC chart. Mostly importantly, it is actually gaining a little bit faster in spins than “Home” first did.

The making of Carrie Underwood’s Grammy dress – For those of you who love both music and fashion, you’ll really appreciate this video, set to Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs,” that shows how her Grammy gown went from conception to actually making it to the awards show on Sunday night.

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