Pinoys hold 'pancit party' for Jessica Sanchez

Posted at 05/17/2012 9:52 PM | Updated as of 05/17/2012 9:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos here and in the US organized viewing parties to show their support for American Idol bet Jessica Sanchez.

Some watched Jessica's videos over a plate of pansit.

They say although they can't vote for her, they continue to urge their relatives and friends in the US to support their idol.

"Sinasabihan ko yung kaibigan ko na laging bumoto," said Monico Parpan.

Rose Pido revealead that it was her first time to watch Jessica sing, but says she has long supported the Filipino-Mexican singer.

"Ang galing galing pala talaga niya. Sana manalo siya!" Pido said.

Viewing parties were also held in the US.

Bayan Patrollers sent photos and videos of their gatherings to show support for Jessica.

Joji Isla sent one photo of the "Jessica Sanchez Brigade" in Kansas.

They watched her performance and voted together.

Dennis Llavore also sent a photo of Chula Vista where the Sanchez family lives.

The East Lake Tavern and Bowl was crowded with Jessica's supporters.

Hydee Ursolino Abranan also gathered with her friends for a voting party for Jessica.

The world will soon know who will remain in the top 2 of American Idol.

A bigger party awaits if Jessica advances, supporters say. - report from Jenny Reyes, ABS-CBN News; ANC