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The second round recalled the finalists’ favorite previous “Idol” performances. Sanchez reprised “The Prayer” by Andrea Boccelli and Celine Dion from the Las Vegas solo round, and Phillips crooned “Movin’ Out” from Billy Joel week. Lopez gave the bout to Phillip, while Tyler said Sanchez took it and Jackson declared it a “dead heat.”

The judges flatly rejected “Change Nothing,” the lukewarm potential future single that failed to fully showcase Sanchez’s vocal prowess. Jackson told her that it “lacked pop flavor,” while Tyler declared that it wasn’t “the proper song for you.”

Sanchez concurred, saying, “Definitely, when I make my record, if I ever do, it’s going to be a lot more me.”

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