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'American Idol': Deandre Brackensick, Jessica Sanchez early frontrunners for hairography, cuteness

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And they may look familiar! We remember silly vanilli Deandre Brackensick, 17, from last season of American Idol. The judges brutally cut him on the Green Mile after Hollywood Week, but not before we were treated to plenty of loving zoom-ins on his exquisite face and hair. In a way, all of us had won. Except Deandre.

Jessica Sanchez, 16, appeared on the first season of America’s Got Talent when she was just 11. These crazy kids!

They can both still wail even in their old age. The hair pair sang “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” with Candice Glover on tonight’s Las Vegas show. Watch that standout performance — and evidence of Deandre and Jessica’s former near-stardom — here. 

Here’s Deandre Brackensick getting DENIED during season 10:

And here’s little Jessica Sanchez covering Celine Dion on AGT.


Who has more luscious locks?

It is not even a contest so I will not even do a poll. But still, fun! I love them both.

Stay tuned for my full American Idol recap overnight. Update: Here it is!

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Ask Annie anything about ‘Idol’ (or whatever) in the video player below. To see her answers to previous questions, click on the text links below the picture.