Jessica Sanchez American Idol Finalist Visits San Diego: Images

Thousands packed the stadium at Eastlake High School Saturday morning to welcome home Jessica Sanchez, one of the final contestants on American Idol.

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American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez visited her hometown of Chula Vista on Saturday.
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Thousands packed the bleachers along with the field at Eastlake High School Saturday for a performance by the contestant of the popular singing competition.
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The television show cameras were shooting the crowd and Jessica singing several songs for an upcoming episode.
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The crowd started arriving at 9 a.m. for the performance that started around 11 a.m.
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One of the loudest cheers happened when Sanchez began singing "I Will Always Love You."
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Sanchez was honored with a special day in her honor by Chula Vista's Mayor Cheryl Cox.
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After her celebration in Eastlake, American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez headed to the USS Midway Museum to perform for fans.
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Sanchez's homecoming continued aboard the USS Midway Museum Saturday afternoon.
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Sanchez sang for San Diegans aboard the USS Midway Museum on May 12.
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