It appears there’s love in the air on the “American Idol” Season 11 tour — runner-up Jessica Sanchez and her fellow Top 10 finalist DeAndre Brackensick are dating, the 16-year-old singer revealed in a recent Internet livestream.
“I got a secret and I want you guys to guess. I’ll nod if it’s no or yes,” Sanchez teased to fans. A little while later, MJ’s Big Blog reports, she admitted that it was Brackensick, her 17-year-old fellow “Idol” finalist.
“He’s my boyfriend. Love you guys,” she told fans.
Sanchez finished second during “Idol” Season 10, but has already been signed to Interscope Records. She’s currently homeschooled. Brackensick, who finished eighth, graduated from high school in May.
“What I did on the show was more competition mode. It was to show my vocals — ‘let’s sing some Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.’ Now it’s like, ‘I’m Jessica Sanchez and I have to do me,'” Sanchez tells Zap2it of her upcoming album. “It’s more of the urban, Rihanna kind of feel and the R&B kind of stuff. A little bit of pop. It’s just a big mixture of stuff, so it’s exciting.”