'American Idol': Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips and other finalists open up on hopes, fears and nerves


"American Idol" cut the pool of contestants down to 13 on Thursday (March 1). And with that, each singer is now that much closer to earning the same title Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery all earned - "American Idol."For each of the artists, this is a whole new experience. They've never sung in front of millions of viewers while competing for potentially millions of dollars.At a post-show event, Zap2it had a chance to meet with the finalists and get their perspective on the show, their goals and the pressures they face. Here is some of what they had to say:-- Colton Dixon on thinking he was getting set home: "Whenever [Ryan Seacrest] said my name, my heart stopped. Whenever he said, 'Colton, take the stage,' my feet felt like cement.-- Joshua Ledet on the challenges he faces: "The biggest challenge would probably have to be being shaped and molded into what America wants...



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