Akon desperate to sign `American Idol` finalist

Updated: May 01, 2012, 11:44 AM IST

London: R&B superstar Akon says he cannot wait for `American Idol` finalist Jessica Sanchez to be voted off the TV talent show so that he can sign her up.

The 39-year-old, who recently guest mentored the singing reality show, said Sanchez is by far his favourite contestant this season, Daily Star reported.

"I know I shouldn`t be saying this, but I kind of want her to get voted off so I can sign her. She`s beyond the talent that`s supposed to be there. I think she`s overqualified, I really do.

"And she`s only 16. I`ve been around a lot of superstars. I haven`t seen anyone at that age sing like that," he said.

Sanchez was almost voted off the show earlier this month but she was saved by the judges.