Jessica Sanchez Talks “American Idol” Loss

Posted Thursday May 24, 2012 8:48 AM GMT

At sixteen years old, she’s mature well beyond her years, and Jessica Sanchez is happy for Phillip Phillips and his big “American Idol” win.

Following last night’s finale, Miss Sanchez had a graceful attitude about coming in second, and was excited for Phillip’s big victory.

"I'm kind of relieved that this whole thing is over, but I'm also going to miss everybody here. I really think that Phillip deserves to win and I'm so happy for him."

She continued, "Phillip has everything about him. He has his funny side and his humble side and he's just an amazing, original artist. I think we all are talented and I think we all are going to have really successful careers."

"He has worked harder than all of us. We've all been working hard, but he's been having to deal with his health issues, with his kidneys, and I think he's been through a lot more than us mentally and physically."