American Idol's Final Three Come HomeSee Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips's emotional return to their beloved hometowns

AWAITED ARRIVAL

Barely able to suppress a mile-wide grin, 16-year-old finalist Jessica Sanchez was greeted by thousands of fans as she made her return to Chula Vista, Calif., over the weekend. "I nearly kissed the ground when I landed in San Diego," she told PEOPLE.