Local talent Jessica Sanchez, finalist on American Idol Season 11, recently spread some sweet holiday cheer to her hometown community with the help of M&M’S Crispy. Sanchez returned to San Diego to surprise fans with holiday caroling and a special delivery of the newly relaunched candy. Born and raised in Chula Vista, Jessica has enjoyed singing since she was very young.

Before American Idol, Jessica represented San Diego on shows like Showtime at the Apollo and America’s Got Talent. While a contestant on American Idol, Jessica experienced an outpour of love and support from neighborhoods all over San Diego. After making it to the final two on the show, Jessica eventually signed a record deal with Interscope records and recently released a new song “This Love.” “The fact that I get to put out something that’s all my own is so exciting,” she gushed. “Music has always been what I want to do with my life, and these songs are all me.”