Akon has said that he wants to work with American Idol contestant Jessica Sanchez.
The rapper revealed that he sees a lot of potential in the teenage Sanchez, who has earned rave reviews for her versions of ‘Love You I Do’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’ on the US singing competition.
Akon told E! News, “I know I shouldn’t be saying this, but I kind of want her to get voted off so I can sign her.”
“She’s beyond the talent that’s supposed to be there. I think she’s overqualified, I really do.”
He added of Sanchez’s talent: “She’s only 16. Like, I’ve been around a lot of superstars. I haven’t seen anyone at that age sing like that.”
American Idol continues Wednesday (May 2) at 8/7c on Fox.
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