Jessica Sanchez arrives in Manila, plans to stay longer

The top 10 American Idol Season 11 finalists, including Filipino-Mexican-American Jessica Sanchez, arrived in Manila early Tuesday morning, September 18.

Jessica and her felow ‘Idol’ finalists are in the country for their concert at the Araneta Coliseum this Friday, September 21.

In an ambush interview with the media at the airport, the AI second placer thanked her supporters and said she’s very excited to perform before Filipino fans.

“Thank you guys for all the support that I’m getting at this place where I’m at right now. I’m so excited to be in the Philippines. Let’s get ready for this,” she said.

Jessica revealed she plans to stay in the Philippines longer than her fellow ‘Idol’ alumni due to projects and endorsements and for family time.

The 17-year old singer said she will also do her best to learn Filipino culture.

Here’s a couple of photos of Jessica upon her arrival at the airport, shared by ABS-CBN’s Ginger Conejero on Twitter.