Phillip Phillips sings "Home" Wednesday night in Ontario, Ca.

ONTARIO – Even an unexplained 40-minute delay to the start of the scheduled 7 p.m. American Idol Summer Tour concert here last night didn’t dampen the talent of Jessica Sanchezand Phillip Phillips. Both demonstrated why they finished Nos. 2 and 1 respectively on this season’s show.

Ms. Sanchez, a native San Diegan who will perform in her hometown Thursday night in the Tour’s final California stop, exhibited her amazing voice range while Phillips, a seemingly shy, almost introverted performer, was extraordinary on the guitar and displayed a unique vocal performance that should make him a staple in the music world for years to come.

Surprises of the night were Heejun Han who’s sense of humor and energy ignited the audience of about 9,000 at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena  in the first half of the 2 ½ hour show. Also Hollie Cavanagh, the fourth-place finisher who can’t weigh more than 90 pounds, displayed a voice and range just as big as she is.

Following is the set list from the show.

NOTE: Sitdowns with Han, Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon were made available prior to the show and we’ll tell you what they had to say in future posts.


Set list for Ontario’s American Idol Summer Tour stop on Wednesday night:

DeAndre – Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder)

Hollie/Skylar – Undo It (Carrie Underwood)

Erika – Glitter In The Air (Pink)

Colton/Erika/Joshua/Hollie – Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)

Heejun – Green Light (John Legend)

Heejun/DeAndre/Jessica – Party Rock (LMFAO)

Boys (minus Phillip) – Everybody Talks (Neon Trees)

Elise – Whole Lotta Lovin’ (Led Zepplin)

Elise/Ereka/DeAndre – Rumor Has It (Adele)

Colton – Meant To Live – (Switchfoot)

Colton – Never Gone – (original song)

Colton – Piano Man – (Billy Joel)

Top 9 – Just The Way You Are – (Billy Joel)


Jessica – Best Thing I Ever Had (Beyonce)

Jessica/DeAndre/Joshua – Proud Mary (Ike & Tina Turner)

Skylar – Gunpowder & Lead (Miranda Lambert)

Skylar – Stay With Me (The Faces)

Hollie/Elise/Erika – Rolling In The Deep (Adele)

Hollie – Give Your Heart A Break (Demi Lovato)

Joshua/Elise/DeAndre/Erika – Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars)

Joshua – It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World (James Brown)

Joshua/Jessica – I Know You Were Waiting For Me (George Michael/Aretha Franklin)

Phillip – Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Phillip – Nice & Slow (Usher)

Phillip/Elise – Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye)

Phillip/Jessica – Volcano (Danien Rice)

Phillip/DeAndre/Colton – Home (Phillip)

Girls – Raise Your Glass (Pink)

Boys – Glad You Came (The Wanted)