It wasn’t a battle of the divas, it was more like a “passing of the torch” from the ultimate powerhouse Jennifer Holiday to the newest sensational songbird, Jessica Sanchez, on the finale of American Idol, season 11.

Sanchez showed she had the chops to hang in there with Holiday – who will forever reign supreme as the “original” Dream Girl as they sang “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

There wasn’t one person left in their seats after the final “You’re Gonna Love Me” was belted out.

I can go on forever, but nothing more needs to be said.

Check out a recap of the amazing performance, courtesy of