Akon, who recently guest mentored on Idol, says (Jessica) Sanchez is by far his favorite contestant this season. “I know I shouldn’t be saying this, but I kind of want her to get voted off so I can sign her,” Akon told E! News at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.
“She’s beyond the talent that’s supposed to be there,” the R&B star gushed. “I think she’s overqualified, I really do.”
“And she’s only 16,” Akon continued. “Like, I’ve been around a lot of superstars. I haven’t seen anyone at that age sing like that.”