After the near elimination of Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez on American Idol 2012, Washington-based Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), a non-profit, service-oriented organization run by Filipino immigrants is asking Filipinos all over the world to vote.
MHC’s email stated:
â€œDear Kababayan, family, friends, friends of friends. . . Our dear JESSICA SANCHEZ almost got eliminated from AMERICAN IDOL tonight (THURS.,12 APRIL 2012) had the Judges not saved herâ€¦ Kababayans, pls vote for her every Wednesday night…right after the show…all of your cellphones (500x), landline (500 x), ONLINE facebook (50x). http://www.americanidol.com/vote/.
â€œPlease help us campaign to everyone â€˜to vote for her.â€™ Itâ€™s only a once-a-week sacrifice for a truly deserving, multi-talented kababayan. We cannot be overconfident on just a few votes. Itâ€™s NOT the judges deciding on their own. Itâ€™s America! Unfortunately, Judges can only save a contestant â€˜onceâ€™ so this now depends on all of us NOW on how to save her in the coming weeks… VOTE FOR JESSICA SANCHEZ!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKOo_2q4_CM. MARAMING SALAMAT PO.â€
In the April 11 episode of AI 2012, Sanchez got the lowest number of votes from among the top 7 hopefuls. Judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez decided to use their one-time save privilege on Sanchez.