'American Idol': Jessica Sanchez, DeAndre Brackensick on the trouble with '90s songsAdd to Favorites | American Idol
Jessica Sanchez and Shannon Magrane both tell Zap2it that 1995 isn't exactly ideal for the type of music they like to sing. "I'm feeling a bit iffy because our year wasn't that great for us," Sanchez says.
Magrane explains: "1995 was a crazy year -- it was, like, when rap and hip hop and all those people were coming into play. There's a little bit of Mariah Carey in there -- there are some good ones in there -- it was just hard for us to pick a song because it's not really our genre. Like hey, yo, rap stuff like that. [Laughs]"
DeAndre Brackensick encountered a similar difficulty choosing a song from 1994. "[It] was the year of, like, hip hop and rap stuff. Tupac and Snoop was really out there, Warren G and all them, and just like, more of the boy band stuff, and the 'I'll Make Love to You' and the bump and grind."
That's not a bad thing, he says -- except that it's a little too racy for a 17-year-old to sing on national television. "Stuff like that that I can sing," he says," but I can't sing on a TV show. So it was good, but then it wasn't good for the situation."
Brackensick too feels iffy about the week. "I'm very nervous. It's really, really different from what I sing. I went through a long process of picking the song, so hopefully it works. I went through eight songs with Jimmy and finally we just picked this. It's just really different for me, a different feel."